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[Florida] RJR, Philip Morris Ask 11th Circ. To Curb Engle Liability ($$)

R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris told the Eleventh Circuit Tuesday that allowing individual plaintiffs to use the landmark Engle tobacco class action's jury findings — which they called “ambiguous on their face” — to establish strict liability and negligen
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 03:46
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[Florida] BREAKING: RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Win $17M Cancer Death Trial ($$)

A Florida jury on Tuesday found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. not liable in a $17 million trial over the lung cancer death of a longtime smoker, saying that while she was addicted, the addiction was not a legal cause of her...
Law360
added Jun 21, 2016 16:46
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[Florida] Tobacco Defense Vets Take On 'Engle' Newcomer At Trial Over Smoker's Death

The vast majority of Engle trials to date have been handled by local Florida-based plaintiff attorneys, so seeing an out-of-state plaintiffs firm take an Engle case to trial is relatively rare. Representing the defendants are two litigation powerhouses t
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 18, 2016 18:56
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[Florida] Big Tobacco’s “Rabid” Advertising Caused Woman’s Fatal Addiction, Jury Told

Meacham, who began smoking in the late 1940’s at the age of 15, had consumed at least 934,400 doses of nicotine by the time the first warning labels were added to cigarette packaging... had no way of knowing smoking was dangerous due to the tobacco compan
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 16, 2016 14:48
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[Florida] LETTER: Nelson, stand up to tobacco industry

Senator Nelson, I urge you not to fall for the industry’s latest trick to avoid critical FDA oversight of these addictive and potentially lethal products by refusing to support any amendments to the agriculture appropriations bill that would hurt the pro
Bradenton (FL) Herald
added Jun 13, 2016 22:12
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Florida Judge Grants Motion To Dismiss Complaint Over Exploding Vaporizer ($$)

A Florida judge on May 27 granted the joint motion from two e-cigarette companies to dismiss the complaint of a man who was injured after his personal vaporizer blew up in his face and injured him (Evan Spahlinger v. Vaping American Made Products LLC, et
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 13, 2016 20:57
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[Florida] Owner Of Cigar Company Files Suit Against FDA Over New Regulations ($$)

claiming that the agency’s new rule regulating tobacco and tobacco products violates several federal acts and will make it difficult for the company to do business (Enrique Fernando Sanchez Icaza and Global Premium Cigars LLC v. Food and Drug Administrati
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 13, 2016 20:56
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[Florida] GRAHAM, Plaintiff-Appellee v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al. Defendants-Appellants: EN BANC REPLY BRIEF FOR APPELLANTS R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY AND PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. (PDF)

The questions before this Court boil down to whether there is a way to give effect to the Engle jury’s strict-liability and negligence findings that both comports with due process and avoids a preemption problem. Plaintiff does not and cannot identify one
Amazon CloudFront
added Jun 11, 2016 17:46
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[Florida] CUBANACAN LAWSUIT SETTLED

The lawsuit involving Robert Mederos of Cubanacan Cigars and the Soneros brand and its owners Omar and Luis González has been settled... with neither side receiving any money for damages:
HalfWheel
added Jun 11, 2016 14:56
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Florida Supreme Court Holds New Post-Judgment Interest Rate Is Not Retroactive ($$)

ruled 5-2 that a tobacco company owes nearly $770,000 in post-judgment interest to an Engle progeny plaintiff because a statute that changed the interest rate was not in place when judgment in the plaintiffs case was originally entered
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 11, 2016 14:33
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