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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Wins In $38M Engle Cancer Death Trial ($$)

A Florida jury on Thursday found R.J. Reynolds not liable in a $37.5 million Engle progeny trial over the lung cancer death of a heavy smoker, saying his nicotine addiction led to his death but the company's cigarettes were not to blame.
Law360
added Apr 8, 2016 23:34
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[Florida, New York] DIAZ: Smokeless tobacco is baseball's deadly sin and should be banned

What movies rarely document is the dark side: Tony Gwynn, one of the greats on and off the field, dying at 54 after a long fight with mouth cancer. The disfigured face of former big-leaguer Bill Tuttle, who died at 69, ravaged from chewing tobacco for alm
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Apr 8, 2016 05:00
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[Florida] Despite Lack of Records, Cigarettes Likely Caused Smoker's Fatal Cancer, Dr. Says in Tobacco Trial

Dr. Luis Villa, a Miami oncologist and pathologist, said he was confident Booker Davis’ lung cancer was caused by smoking because 95-98% of squamous cell cancers, the type doctors diagnosed in Davis, are linked to cigarettes. “There is the rare case of s
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 7, 2016 19:46
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Avera & Smith Wins Florida Supreme Court Ruling Against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for Consideration of Punitive Damages in Engle Progeny Case

determined that there is "no legal or principled basis for denying Engle progeny plaintiffs the right to pursue punitive damages on all properly pled counts." As a result, Avera & Smith will litigate the matter of punitive damages in the case before the E
PR Newswire
added Apr 7, 2016 19:42
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[Florida] Fla. Cannot Tax Cigar Wraps As Loose Tobacco, Court Says ($$)

A Florida appeals court on Wednesday reversed a final ruling by the state's Department of Business and Professional Regulation that held that wraps used to make homemade cigars are taxable under the definition of tobacco products in state law.
Law360
added Apr 7, 2016 18:11
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[Caribbean, Florida] Cuba As Depicted in 19th Century Cigar Box Art

Cuba’s long war of independence forced Spanish cigar manufacturer Vicente Martinez Ybor to move his Principe de Gales (Prince of Wales) operations from the cigar manufacturing center of Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida.
Cuba Journal
added Apr 5, 2016 15:38
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[Florida] Driver reaching for cigarette hits Hernando County family, killing 3-year-old

He dropped a cigarette while behind the wheel and became distracted, troopers said. Perkins lost control of the car and struck Thomas and two of the children, who were walking south on the northbound side of the road.
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Apr 3, 2016 17:33
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[Florida] Fla. Judge Blasts RJ Reynolds Atty Over Error In Openings ($$)

scolded an R.J. Reynolds attorney for erroneously telling jurors in an Engle progeny trial that a man who died of lung cancer had given up his parental rights, saying the attorney also failed to correct the error after a sustained...
Law360
added Mar 31, 2016 16:10
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Key Florida Supreme Court Rulings Pave Way for Millions More in Damages Against Tobacco Companies

Two Florida Supreme Court decisions in as many weeks have changed the litigation landscape for thousands of Engle progeny plaintiffs, rendering it easier to prove class membership and recover millions in punitive damages against the nation’s tobacco comp
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 31, 2016 15:51
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Pair of Florida Supreme Court Decisions Lead to Mistrial in Suit Against R.J. Reynolds

Norton Thursday granted defendant R.J. Reynolds’ motion for a mistrial... The two decisions coming in the midst of the Redburn trial had too great a potential impact to avoid a mistrial, according to Jones Day’s Emily Baker, representing Reynolds. Baker c
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 30, 2016 20:42
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