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[Florida] ICYMI: E-Cigarettes Are Poisoning Pets, Vets Say

"E-cigarettes are not a substance people think of that would be toxic to our pets but in fact we are seeing this more and more in our emergency rooms," Dr. Cathy Meeks of BluePearl Veterinary Partner’s Tampa hospital told Patch. "Cats and dogs are attract
added Mar 20, 2016 20:37

[Florida] Engle Tobacco Suits Are Allowed to Seek Punitive Damages

Twenty-four years later she has won the right to claim punitive damages. The ruling is a great win for the Engle plaintiffs in one sense, but the deep pockets of the tobacco giant and the slow gears of the legal system have, if not denied, at least delaye
Legal Reader
added Mar 20, 2016 20:31

[Florida, New York] Sounds like smokeless tobacco ban would be issue for anonymous Mets

Players were reluctant to speak on the record about the matter Friday for fear of backlash, but it’s clear the proposed ban — which will go before the City Council’s Health Committee next week — is a concern among many. “I would like to see how they are
New York Post
added Mar 19, 2016 18:44

[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court rules for allowing punitive damages in Engle cases

With the ruling, analysts say Reynolds and other manufacturers may face increased risk of large jury punitive-damages awards. Typically, punitive damages are awarded by juries as punishment for intentional misconduct or gross negligence by the defendant,
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 19, 2016 18:06

[Florida] Questions Arise over Smoker's Deadly Cancer and Potential Link to Addiction in Trial

The origin of the cancer that killed a 52-year-old Florida man, and the disease’s potential link to his 40 years of smoking took center stage as trial began Thursday in his family’s suit against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds. Redburn v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 19, 2016 02:09

[Florida] Golden girl Rihanna rocks backless leather jumpsuit with built-in chaps as she sips a beer during filming for new music video

Lighting up: Rihanna was later seen on board a speed boat, smoking as she gazed out across the water +12
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 18, 2016 22:44

[Florida] Tobacco industry takes hit in punitive damages ruling

In its ruling Thursday, the Supreme Court sent the Soffer case back to circuit court for a trial limited to whether punitive damages should be awarded on the negligence and strict-liability claims. "We emphasize that Soffer still must satisfy the statut
Business Journal Tampa Bay
added Mar 18, 2016 19:51

Florida Supreme Court Authorizes Punitive Damages in Tobacco Litigation

Yesterday’s ruling will have an obvious and immediate impact in Engle lawsuits around the state as all Engle plaintiffs will now be on equal footing with respect to punitive damages. Additionally, the opinion will also have an impact on other cases where
Newsome Melton
added Mar 18, 2016 19:45

[Florida] Engle Cases Likely To Drag On Despite Higher Damages Risk ($$)

Court's ruling Thursday putting punitive damages in play for Engle progeny plaintiffs on non-fraud claims opens up tobacco companies to increased exposure to large damages awards, but plaintiffs attorneys say they don't expect settlements anytime soon.
added Mar 18, 2016 19:00

[Florida] Tobacco industry takes hit in punitive damages ruling

Resolving conflicting decisions from lower courts, the Supreme Court on Thursday found that plaintiffs in the cases can seek punitive damages against tobacco companies based on legal claims of negligence and strict liability. In doing so, the court rejec
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Mar 18, 2016 02:13
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