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[Florida] THE 2016 PLAINTIFFS' HOT LIST Motley Rice

Motley Rice founding member Joseph Rice also helped ink a $100 million settlement on Feb. 25, 2015, with Big Tobacco to resolve about 400 smoker cases pending in federal courts in Florida. It was the largest tobacco settlement in decades and spawned from
National Law Journal
added Mar 13, 2016 10:56
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Beats $10M Claim Over Unfiltered Cigarette Smoker's Lung Cancer Death

Jurors Tuesday absolved R.J. Reynolds of liability for the cancer death of a Florida heavy equipment operator who smoked unfiltered cigarettes for decades. Gamble v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA-003848. Jurors needed less than an hour to conclude Donald Gambl
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 10, 2016 15:53
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[Florida] Charlotte Woman suffers burns after e-cigarette, car explode

An Orlando woman suffered burns and a lost tooth after her e-cigarette exploded when she turned it on inside her rental car, which was also engulfed in flames.
WSOC-TV Channel 9 (Charlotte, NC)
added Mar 8, 2016 18:23
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[Florida] Port Orange snuffs out no-smoking signs

The city can't ban smoking in public spaces because they don't have the authority to overrule state law, which prohibits smoking in and around public buildings, yet specifically prohibits municipalities from enacting smoking bans in outdoor parks. But t
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal
added Mar 7, 2016 08:01
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[Florida] Woman severely burned in e-cigarette explosion

A woman suffered first and second degree burns on her face, neck, and hands when she says her e-cigarette exploded in her face Thursday night. Cassandra Koziol, 30, says she was in her car outside her home on Hickory Wood Drive using her e-cigarette when
WINK-TV Channel 5 (Ft. Myers, FL)
added Mar 5, 2016 00:04
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[Florida] Robert Kaye, Judge in $145B Engle Tobacco Case, Dies at Age 86

The Miami-Dade Circuit judge who presided over the landmark trial that delivered a $145 billion verdict against the tobacco industry has died, the court confirmed Thursday. Retired Judge Robert Kaye died Feb. 8 in Ocala at age 86, according to the Miam
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Mar 4, 2016 17:51
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... $11.5 million plus punitive damages, instead awarding her $350,000 and assigning the tobacco giant only...
Law360
added Mar 4, 2016 14:18
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[Florida] $350K Award to Widow After Jury Clears Philip Morris of Liability for Smoker's Death

awarded $350,000 to the widow of an alcohol abuse counselor who developed cancer after 40 years of smoking, but rejected the case's wrongful death claim and cleared cigarette maker Philip Morris of the lion’s share of liability. McCall v. Philip Morris,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 3, 2016 11:53
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[Florida] BREAKING: Philip Morris Escapes Most Liability In $11.5M Engle Trial ($$)

jury Wednesday rejected a widow's bid for $11.5 million plus punitive damages against Philip Morris USA Inc. for the death of her husband, who smoked, instead awarding her $350,000 and assigning the tobacco giant only a quarter of the blame for his lung c
Law360
added Mar 2, 2016 23:36
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[Florida] VAPORIZING SMALL BUSINESS

But this new, fast-growing market already faces an attack. Right now, the Florida legislature is considering House Bill 1143, sponsored by Rep. Shawn Harrison (R-Tampa). The bill will amend the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act by categorizing vaping as smoki
Folio Weekly
added Mar 2, 2016 15:35
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