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[Florida] Smoker's Husband Wrote Book On Tobacco Hazards, Jury Told ($$)

a smoker seeking $3 million for her lung disease and cancer can't blame them for deceiving her because her journalist husband wrote a book in the 1970s and 1980s titled "101 Reasons You Should Quit Smoking." The book, written by the husband of Elizabeth
added Feb 23, 2016 07:45

[Florida] Big Tobacco Hit With $9M Verdict For Computer Whiz's Cancer ($$)

awarded $9 million in compensatory damages to relatives of a computer analyst who died of lung cancer after decades of smoking, finding that tobacco giants R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris also may owe punitive damages for hiding the dangers of cigarettes.
added Feb 20, 2016 16:50


In this Engle tobacco litigation proceeding, Bernice McCall claims defendant Philip Morris concealed the dangers of cigarettes, which caused the lung cancer and death of Martin McCall.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 18, 2016 15:42

[Florida] Addiction's Possible Link to Alcohol Counselor's Death a Key as Trial Opens Against Philip Morris

During opening statements Wednesday, Jordan Chaikin claims nicotine addiction fueled Martin McCall's 40-year smoking history. McCall died in 1992 after being diagnosed with lung cancer. His wife, Bernice, is suing Philip Morris for its alleged role in hi
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 18, 2016 15:40

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Bending Rules In Engle Case, 11th Circ. Told ($$)

The widower of a smoker embroiled in Engle progeny litigation with R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies shot back Tuesday at the companies’ request that the Eleventh Circuit rethink a due process issue, saying it’s an attempt to improperly sway the p
added Feb 17, 2016 23:59

[Florida] $5M in Punitives, $14M Total, Slaps Tobacco Companies after Saturday Session in Fatal Cancer Trial

Jurors deliberated about four hours before reaching their decision Saturday, imposing $2.5 million in punitives each against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris for their role in the death of Karl Ahrens. The decision comes on the heels of Friday’s $9 millio
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 15, 2016 17:34

[Florida] The smoke clears at Coconut Creek casino

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek recently opened a smoke-free gaming area on its second floor. Called level2, it's insulated from tobacco smoke on the floor below by a thick floor and has a different ventilation system.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Feb 12, 2016 15:01
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[Florida] EDITORIAL: Our opinion: Time to clear the air on the FAMU campus

Florida A&M University ought to move quickly in snuffing out tobacco use on campus, waving off any silly smokescreen about some supposed “smokers’ rights.”... FAMU’s faculty Senate can form its task force, listen politely to any concerned students or emp
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added Feb 12, 2016 05:31

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe Computer Whiz's Family $12.5M, Jury Told ($$)

Relatives of a computer analyst who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury to award it a $12.5 million verdict plus punitive damages in its trial against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., arguing that the companies' cigarettes killed
added Feb 11, 2016 18:36

[Florida] Doctor “Sure” Smoker Had Lung Cancer Before Bar Date in Trial Against Tobacco Cos.

Dr. Allan Goldman, a Tampa pulmonologist, said the lung cancer and emphysema doctors found in Elizabeth Smith in December 1997 likely developed well before the November 21, 1996 bar date of Smith’s suit against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, makers of
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 11, 2016 16:52
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