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[Cuba, Florida] Editorial: FDA still blowing smoke

the cigar-making history that began when Vicente Ybor relocated his cigar factory from Key West to Tampa in the 1880s may come to an end...the rules would include Newman’s premium cigars among the operations subject to costly rules, including having to pe
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (TBO.com)
added Apr 26, 2016 15:44
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[Florida] BERGER v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al.: DEFENDANT’S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR REINSTATEMENT OF JURY’S PUNITIVE DAMAGES AWARD, OR NEW TRIAL (PDF)

Reinstating the jury’s punitive damages award would violate PM USA’s rights to due process and a jury trial because the award was not based on the alleged wrongful conduct supporting Plaintiff’s strict liability and negligence claims and because PM USA
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 25, 2016 22:49
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[Florida] EARL E. GRAHAM v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al.: PRINCIPAL EN BANC BRIEF OF APPELLANTS R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY AND PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. (PDF)

Rather than prove that the cigarettes she smoked were defective, or that they were negligently designed or marketed, Plaintiff used jury findings from a decertified class action to establish these elements of his claims. Those jury findings, however, were
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 25, 2016 22:39
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[Florida] Philip Morris Wants $20M Punitives Fight Paused For 11th Circ. ($$)

urged a Florida federal judge Thursday to hold off on deciding whether to grant a motion by a smoker in an Engle progeny case to reinstate the more than $20 million in punitive damages that she had won at trial, arguing that the...
Law360
added Apr 24, 2016 17:51
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Says Smoker's Widower Can't Use Engle Findings ($$)

cannot rely on the landmark Engle case's jury findings to establish strict liability and negligence claims, arguing Friday that imposing liability violates the tobacco company's due process rights and is federally preempted.
Law360
added Apr 24, 2016 17:50
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $13M Verdict In Smoker Death Trial ($$)

awarded $13 million against R.J. Reynolds to the children of a heavy smoker who died of lung disease, saying the tobacco company hid the dangers of cigarettes from her until she was hopelessly addicted.
Law360
added Apr 24, 2016 17:49
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[Florida] BREAKING UPDATE: $10M Punitive Verdict Boosts Award Against RJR to $13M in Fatal COPD Trial

The punitive verdict, which exceeded the $8.8 million in punitives Kelley/Uustal's Eric Rosen requested in Friday morning's closings, followed about an hour of deliberations.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 23, 2016 17:43
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[Florida] BREAKING: RJ Reynolds Hit With $13M Verdict In Smoker Death Trial ($$)

to the children of a heavy smoker who died of lung disease, saying the tobacco company hid the dangers of cigarettes from her until she was hopelessly addicted... The case centered on the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease death of smoker Virginia Wil
Law360
added Apr 22, 2016 19:59
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[Florida] Lizards, snakes escape from tobacco shop after car crashes through storefront

The owner of the Smoke N Toke Lounge said a woman who was in the car with a child accidentally accelerated while reaching for something in her vehicle and went right through the storefront. The woman's vehicle struck several glass enclosures containing
WPLG Ch. 10 (Miami, FL)
added Apr 21, 2016 13:13
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[Florida] Board approves smoking ban at FGCU by 10 to 1 vote

Florida Gulf Coast University will become a smoke and tobacco-free campus, effective May 9. Smoking will be allowed on the FGCU campus in designated areas until the new the policy goes into effect.
Ft. Myers (FL) News-Press
added Apr 20, 2016 15:49
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