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[Florida] RJR Owes For Woman's Smoking-Related Death, Fla. Jury Told ($$)

The daughter of a police chief's secretary who died of smoking-related lung disease urged a Florida jury Friday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for her death, saying the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her until it was too late.
Law360
added May 28, 2016 16:29
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[Florida] JOAN SCHOEFF, etc., Petitioner, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Respondent: RESPONDENT’S BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

The Court Should Decline To Exercise Discretionary Jurisdiction Over The Fourth District’s Comparative-Fault Holdings / The Court Has No Jurisdiction Over The Fourth District’s Remittitur Of The Punitive Award
Supreme Court of Florida
added May 28, 2016 14:10
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[Florida] JOAN SCHOEFF, etc., Petitioner, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Respondent: AMENDED NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF(PDF)

Engle plaintiffs around the state are uncertain as to how they should proceed in light of Schoeff, which affects already-rendered verdicts and how cases will be litigated moving forward. 1 The specific law firms represented are listed on the attached
Supreme Court of Florida
added May 28, 2016 14:06
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[Florida] JOAN SCHOEPF, Petitioner, V. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Respondent: NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF (PDF)

Several law firms that collectively represent thousands of Engle 1 class members in their individual actions against the tobacco companies ("the Engle plaintiffs' firms"),2 hereby give notice that they intend to seek leave to file an amicu
Supreme Court of Florida
added May 28, 2016 14:03
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[Florida] JOAN SCHOEFF, etc., Petitioner, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Respondent: APPENDIX TO PETITIONER’S BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing document has been furnished to the following counsel by email on December 15, 2015:...DAMOORGIAN, J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (“RJR”) appeals the final judgment entered in favor of Joan Schoeff Spolzino... RJR raises
Supreme Court of Florida
added May 28, 2016 14:00
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[Florida] JOAN SCHOEFF, etc., Petitioner, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Respondent: PETITIONER’S BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

two questions: (1) When must a plaintiff’s recovery on an intentional tort claim be reduced by comparative fault? (2) When is a jury’s award of punitive damages in an amount of less than three times compensatory damages unconstitutional in a wrongful deat
Supreme Court of Florida
added May 28, 2016 13:55
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[Florida] DOCKET: JOAN SCHOEFF, ETC. vs. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY

05/26/2016 ORDER-JURIS ACCEPT/BRIEF SCHED (OA LATER DATE) The Court accepts jurisdiction of this case. Petitioner's initial brief on the merits shall be served on or before June 15, 2016; respondent's answer brief on the merits shall be served twenty da
Supreme Court of Florida
added May 28, 2016 13:10
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JOHN MIDDLETON COMPANY LLC v. FDA/DHHS: COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF (PDF)

Categorically banning the word “mild” and extinguishing Middleton’s BLACK & MILD® trademark violates not only the TCA and the APA, but also the Constitution. The First Amendment protects trademarks and brand names. A per se ban on certain words in a tra
Amazon CloudFront
added May 28, 2016 02:01
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Altria Sues FDA Over 'Black & Mild' Cigar Ban ($$)

accused the FDA of flouting the plain text of the Tobacco Control Act this month when it extended limits on cigarette marketing to cigars and pipe tobacco, among other products. Those limits include a ban on using words like "mild," but Altria argued that
Law360
added May 28, 2016 01:58
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Altria Challenges FDA's Ban on 'Mild' Cigars

Included in the final deeming rule, which was released by the FDA earlier this month, is a requirement that manufacturers, importers and/or retailers cannot sell modified risk tobacco products — including those described as "light," "low" or "mild" — unl
Convenience Store News
added May 27, 2016 21:50
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