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[Florida] Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds Owe $10M To Smoker, Jury Says ($$)

$3 million each in punitive damages, bringing the total awarded to a longtime smoker who suffered from cancer and lung disease to $10 million.... The punitive damages award falls short of the $16 million that plaintiff Mary Howles had requested earlier i
added Nov 17, 2016 22:57

[Florida] No butts about it: Smokeout day promotes healthy housing, lungs

Posted signs state that smoking is prohibited on the premise at the Orchid Run apartment complex in East Naples on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. When the complex opened last year, it was immediately smoke free. Designated smoking areas line the dog walking
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Nov 17, 2016 02:26

[Florida] RJR Prevails in $9M Trial Over COPD as Jury Finds Smoker's Suit Time Barred

Jurors Monday concluded a former real estate broker's nearly $9 million suit against R.J. Reynolds was time barred, despite their finding nicotine addiction fueled a half-century-long smoking habit that has now tied her to an oxygen tank. Kloppenburg v. R
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 16, 2016 18:26

Florida smoking rates have decreased dramatically, state says

According to Tobacco Free Florida, the smoking rate has decreased from 21 percent in 2006 to 15.8 percent in 2015. Officials with the organization say that's the lowest the rate has ever been, but there's still work to be done. "The tobacco industry is c
WCTV6 CBS (Tallahassee, FL)
added Nov 16, 2016 17:37

[Florida] Jury Awards $4 Million In Engle Progeny Suit To Woman With COPD ($$)

awarded $4 million to a woman who developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after finding that she developed the disease by smoking cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. (Mary Howles v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2016 22:28

Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Tobacco Suit ($$)

on Nov. 14 found in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an Engle progeny suit, determining that a woman knew or should have known that she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) before the cutoff date to file an Engle progeny suit (Patricia Kl
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2016 22:28

[Germany] German Glass Pipe Maker Sues Florida Tobacco Store ($$)

A German glass tobacco pipe maker on Nov. 4 sued a Florida tobacco shop in federal court in Florida, claiming that the shop sold counterfeit pipes (Sream Inc. v. Tobacco E. Cigs LLC, No. 0:16-cv-62624, S.D. Fla.).
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2016 21:42

Florida adult and teen smoking rates hit record low

Ten years ago this month, Floridians voted overwhelmingly in support of a state constitutional amendment to fund a tobacco education and use prevention program, now known as Tobacco Free Florida. The program has resulted in a significant decrease in smoki
Florida Trend Magazine
added Nov 15, 2016 17:09

Florida Jury Awards $21.5 Million To Widow Of Smoker In Tobacco Suit ($$)

A Florida jury on Nov. 3 awarded $14 million in punitive damages to a woman whose husband died from cancer caused by smoking, bringing the total amount of damages in the Engle progeny suit to more than $21 million (Barbara Johnston v. R.J. Reynolds Tobac
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2016 06:26

[Florida] Asbestosis Lawsuit Plaintiff Hopes for a New Day with New Trial

any hope for asbestosis compensation for the plaintiff will hinge on the outcome of a new trial ordered for defendant R. J. Reynolds. A co-defendant, Crane Co. was granted a verdict’s entry. The original asbestosis claim was filed by plaintiff Richard De (Online Legal Marketing)
added Nov 14, 2016 00:01
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