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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. GWENDOLYN E. ODOM, Appellee: Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (PDF)

The purpose of damages here was to compensate, not to make the defendant care, ‘take responsibility,’ or say it was sorry. Counsel’s arguments improperly suggested that the defendant should be punished for contesting damages at trial and that its def
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 1, 2016 03:36

[Florida] $20M Verdict Excessive In RJR Smoking Case, Fla. Panel Says ($$)

Reynolds Tobacco Co. won a reversal Wednesday of a $20 million jury verdict for the daughter of a lifelong smoker who died of cancer, as a Florida appeals court found the award was out of the norm and excessive for an independent adult child of a victim.
added Dec 1, 2016 03:32

[Florida] Delray woman won’t get $18.5 million from tobacco giant for mother’s death

the 4th District Court of Appeal tossed out the 2014 jury verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. – one of the largest against a cigarette-maker in county history. It called the amount awarded to Gwen Odom for the 1993 death of her mother “excessive.”
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Dec 1, 2016 03:25

[Florida] Man left with severe burns after an e-cigarette exploded in his pocket as he drove to work sues the store that sold it to him

A Florida man is suing the store that sold him an e-cigarette that exploded in his pants and sent him to the emergency room with severe burns. James Dardini says he was driving to work last December, three days after Christmas, when his KangerTech Subo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 30, 2016 05:47

florida announces new record low youth smoking rate

The state’s success is in large part due to Tobacco Free Florida’s statewide media campaign, which the Florida Department of Health launched after residents voted 10 years ago to fund the program with the state’s portion of the Master Settlement Agreemen
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 30, 2016 05:08
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Florida's smoking rates drop significantly in past decade

During the 10-year existence of Tobacco Free Florida -- Florida's tobacco education and prevention program -- adult and teen smoking rates have hit a record low... The adult smoking rate in Florida has dropped from 21 percent to 16 percent,..among young
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Nov 30, 2016 04:29
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[Florida] First tobacco-free baby born through DOH-Volusia program

Root Leandra Gregory was born healthy and tobacco free thanks to some hard work by her parents and a new program offered by the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia). She is the first baby born to the Baby & Me Tobacco Free program.
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal
added Nov 29, 2016 21:22

[California, Florida] Jacksonville cigar maker Swisher International wins reversal of $44.4 million verdict in federal antitrust case

In April, a California jury found Swisher liable for breach of contract and violation of federal antitrust laws concerning its actions with Trendsettah, a small cigar company. It awarded Trendsettah $14.8 million, which is tripled under federal antitrust
Florida Times-Union
added Nov 28, 2016 01:56

[Florida] $6M+ Award to Smoker's Widower After $650K Punitive Verdict Against Tobacco Cos.

Friday awarded $650,000 in punitive damages on top of a nearly $5.5 million compensatory judgment earlier in the week to the widower of a woman with a half-century smoking habit that left her with coronary heart disease and lung cancer. Martin v. Philip
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 23, 2016 18:10

[Florida] Tobacco Trial Sheds Light On Punitive Damages Process ($$)

the same jury awarded $20 million in punitive damages against Reynolds. The case provides some relatively rare insight into a Phase II punitive damages trial, and the unique challenges and considerations such proceedings present for defendants.
added Nov 21, 2016 22:00
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