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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris Hit with $10M Verdict Plus Punitives in Suit Over Restaurateur's Fatal Lung Cancer

The verdict, reached after less than three hours of deliberations, found John Barbose’s cancer stemmed from a decades-long conspiracy by Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, makers of cigarettes Barbose smoked, to hide the dangers of their product.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 18, 2015 15:27
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[Florida] Jury Awards $10M In Pizzeria Owner's Tobacco Death Trial ($$)

in compensatory damages to the family of a former pizzeria owner who died of lung cancer, finding that punitive damages are also warranted against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Plaintiffs' attorney Brent R. Bigger of Knopf Bigger t
Law360
added Nov 18, 2015 15:24
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[Florida] Philip Morris Owes $28M For Mom's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

the tobacco company hooked her into becoming a "perfect customer" who chain-smoked for more than three decades...told jurors during closing arguments in Fort Lauderdale that Lynda Tognoli was hopelessly addicted and displayed withdrawal symptoms every tim
Law360
added Nov 17, 2015 22:39
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[Florida] Smoker Says RJR Cigarettes Caused Her Lung Disease ($$)

Austin Carr, an attorney representing Cynthia Green, told jurors that his client first showed symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the mid-1990s but kept smoking until her family staged an intervention for her in 2010. "She couldn't quit
Law360
added Nov 17, 2015 16:39
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[Florida] Philip Morris Fights Bid To Revive $20M In Punitive Damages ($$)

said the Second District Court of Appeal's Nov. 6 decision in Evers v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. applied a different ruling out of the First District in R.J. Reynolds v. Martin, which the federal court has already determined does not control in the instan
Law360
added Nov 17, 2015 15:58
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[Florida] SPOONER v. LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN, LLP: DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS PURSUANT TO RULE 12(b)(6); MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT; HEARING REQUESTED (PDF)

The Estate’s 2008 Action was barred by the statute of limitations. Nothing LCHB or any of its lawyers did or did not do could change this. Plaintiff therefore has not asserted a plausible claim for relief. Even accepting as true her allegations that Def
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 16, 2015 03:56
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[Florida] Proposed public housing smoking ban would affect thousands of local homes

The proposed ban drew some heated discussion among neighbors sitting outdoors Friday morning at Robles Park, a public housing community in central Tampa. Most said it would be a violation of their rights and privacy. “It’s like you’re an inmate,” said N
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (TBO.com)
added Nov 14, 2015 15:03
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[Florida] HUD housing likely to go smoke-free, 720 units in the Keys

We aren't a fan of many government regulations, but this seems well-intentioned and based on sound policy. And increasingly, private landlords are making their living environments smoke-free. No one would be kicked out of their homes; rather, leases woul
Florida Keys Keynoter
added Nov 14, 2015 14:41
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[Florida] USF's Tampa campus to ban smoking on entire campus beginning Jan. 1

USF Tampa will become a smoke- and tobacco-free zone Jan. 1, and a campus-wide awareness campaign is already underway. That means no e-cigarettes, hookahs, chewing tobacco or other tobacco products will be permitted anywhere on the campus, including spor
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (TBO.com)
added Nov 14, 2015 14:14
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[Florida] CINDY EVERS v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY (PDF)

Accordingly, we reverse the directed verdict on Ms. Evers' fraud by concealment and conspiracy to commit fraud by concealment claims. Because we are reinstating the jury's verdict on these two claims we likewise reinstate the punitive damages award att
Florida  Second District  Court Of Appeal
added Nov 14, 2015 02:14
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