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[Florida] Hollywood to post signs urging people not to smoke at beach, parks

You’ll soon start seeing signs like these at the beach and parks throughout Hollywood encouraging people not to smoke. But smokers have the right to ignore the signs and puff away to their heart’s content. In Florida, only state legislators can ban sm
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Feb 17, 2017 21:21
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[Florida] $5.4M Verdict, Plus Potential Punitives, Slaps Tobacco Cos. for Woman's Lung Cancer Death

Jurors awarded $5.4 million in compensatory damages to the family of a 2-pack-a-day smoker who died of lung cancer, and found punitive damages potentially warranted after concluding the nation's largest tobacco companies concealed the dangers of the cigar
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 17, 2017 04:30
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[Florida] Punitives Phase Begins In Engle Trial Against PM, RJR ($$)

The family of a smoker who died in 1995 began a trial for punitive damages on Thursday against Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds after being awarded millions of dollars in compensatory damages on Wednesday. The husband, daughter, and son of Joyce Brown
Law360
added Feb 17, 2017 04:30
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[Florida] Mistrial In Cuban Immigrant's Cancer Claim Against Philip Morris, After Prospective Juror Shares News of $20M Award in Similar Case

because a prospective juror shared information during voir dire about a prior $20 million award in a similar case. Martin v. Philip Morris, et al., 07-34267-CA. Judge Jose Rodriguez, of Florida’s 11th Judicial Circuit, granted the tobacco giant’s motio
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 15, 2017 20:55
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Florida High Court Stays Review Of $17M Award Pending 2 Other Cases ($$)

stayed a case in which a jury awarded $5.7 million in compensatory damages and $11.6 million in punitive damages to the widow of a longtime smoker who alleged that his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer were caused by his addicti
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 15, 2017 02:00
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[Florida] Is tobacco bond cap repeal already dead for 2017 Session?

Legislation that would repeal the limit on the amount of money tobacco companies have to put up as appellate bonds could well be dead for the 2017 Legislative Session, which doesn’t even start till March 7. Legislative committees have already been meet
SaintPetersBlog
added Feb 15, 2017 01:26
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[Florida] Jury Finds Smoker's COPD Time-Barred, Giving RJR A Win ($$)

a woman who died after smoking Winstons for decades should have known she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder before the 1990 cutoff for membership in the Engle class, even though she was not diagnosed until 1993. Totsie Fleming, born in 1932, smo
Law360
added Feb 11, 2017 00:57
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[Florida] Tobacco bond repealer is again postponed, this time in House

A House bill (HB 6011) that would repeal the cap on the amount of money tobacco companies have to put up as appellate bonds was “temporarily postponed” Thursday. With its Senate companion (SB 100) also indefinitely put off, the proposal’s fate is uncert
SaintPetersBlog
added Feb 10, 2017 23:58
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[Florida] Senate will hear tobacco appellate bond cap repealer; a sop to trial lawyers?

The Senate is primed to hear a bill that would repeal the cap on the amount of money tobacco companies have to put up as appellate bonds. Sen. Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican, and Rep. Danny Burgess, a Zephyrhills Republican, have filed measures for
Florida Politics
added Feb 10, 2017 23:57
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Florida Jury Finds For Tobacco Company In Tobacco Suit ($$)

found that a woman who was addicted to cigarettes knew or should have known that she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by the Engle claim cutoff date (Angela Durance v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 11-26-GCS, Fla. 10th Jud. Cir., Highlan
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 9, 2017 18:18
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