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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Should Pay For Wife's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

saying the cigarette manufacturers concealed the dangers of smoking until she was addicted and it was too late. Adam Trop of Trop Law Group, representing Roland Ledoux, told jurors in Miami that Patricia Mary Ledoux started smoking at age 14 and smoked t
added Dec 8, 2015 04:55

[Florida] Shook Hardy Managing Partner Shines in Philip Morris Cases

Between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31 of this year, tobacco giant Philip Morris was the defendant in 24 Engle trials resulting from lawsuits by individuals that grew out of a decertified class action. A partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon has been lead counsel (Daily Business Review)
added Dec 4, 2015 22:31

[Florida] Product Liability MVP: Shook Hardy's William Geraghty ($$)

a managing partner at Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, has been the firm's tobacco trial ace in Florida, successfully defending Philip Morris USA Inc. in four back-to-back Engle progeny trials in the space of a year and earning a spot on Law360's 2015 list of...
added Dec 4, 2015 02:58

[Florida] Campus smoking ban causes mixed reactions

As of January 4, USF’s Tampa campus will join USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee in being smoke-free. The ban will cover tobacco products, e-cigarettes and hookahs. Previously, USF just wasn’t ready for a campus-wide smoking ban, as determined
The Oracle (University of South Florida)
added Dec 3, 2015 18:41

[Florida] Big Three Tobacco Companies Win in Nonagenarian's $8M Bladder Cancer, Heart Disease Suit

The six-member jury deliberated for about four hours before concluding nicotine addiction did not cause Robert Shulman’s bladder cancer, coronary artery disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 2, 2015 18:12

LETTER: Boost Florida tobacco tax, save lives, generate revenue

By increasing the tobacco tax, Florida's lawmakers could help us overcome the tobacco epidemic in this state. This is an opportunity to not only save money and generate revenue, but most importantly, save lives.
Bradenton (FL) Herald
added Dec 1, 2015 19:51

[Florida] Smokers lose two Palm Beach County trials against tobacco companies

Separate Palm Beach County Circuit Court juries rejected claims by Robert Shulman and those by the family of the late Thomas Cavalier that R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies should pay millions for producing a product that is both deadly and addic
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Dec 1, 2015 00:42

[Florida] Pasco teen leads statewide crusade against tobacco

A Pasco County high school student has been named vice chair of a statewide SWAT team. But instead of tackling crime, MyKenzie Robertson’s SWAT team is intent on wiping out smoking. As the recently named vice chair of the Youth Advocacy Board of Students
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (
added Nov 27, 2015 15:42

[Florida] Fla. Woman Says Time Not Up In Suit Against Lieff Cabraser ($$)

urged a federal court on Tuesday to deny the firm’s attempt to dismiss her suit, saying her malpractice claims are not subject to a statute of limitations. Shirley Spooner, whose mother, Geraldine Weedman, died of lung cancer in 1997 and was part of the
added Nov 27, 2015 00:48

[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Prevails in Musician's $1.9M Suit Claiming Smoking Caused COPD

Jurors Tuesday found a South Florida musician did not suffer from the respiratory disease she claimed was caused by decades of smoking, giving R.J. Reynolds the win in her $1.9 million suit against the tobacco giant. Green v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-046326
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 26, 2015 18:27
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