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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

[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.
added Apr 7, 2016 18:11

[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

[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...
added Mar 31, 2016 16:10

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

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

[Florida, New York] Klapisch: Yankees deliberate tobacco ban

“I know I need to quit,” he said. “I will.” I reminded Pineda he soon won’t have a choice. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to approve the city council’s proposal to ban all tobacco products at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field within the nex
Hackensack (NJ) Record/Herald News
added Mar 28, 2016 22:51

Florida Supreme Court clarifies meaning of 'manifestation' for Engle claims

The Florida Supreme Court ruled 5-2 Thursday that "manifestation" of a smoking-related disease means only that the plaintiff was exhibiting symptoms, and need not have actually been diagnosed or known that tobacco was the cause by the Nov. 21, 1996 cut-o
added Mar 28, 2016 15:41

[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court issues second Engle ruling against Reynolds

In the 2004 lawsuit involving Pamela Ciccone, the justice ruled Thursday that a plaintiff and/or their family don’t have to prove a medical condition diagnosis was made before Nov. 21, 1996 — the deadline date set by the court for filing Engle cases — to
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 26, 2016 17:09
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