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Florida Appeals Panel Orders New Trial In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

panel on Feb. 24 found that the attorneys for a woman who sued a tobacco company for the death of her husband made improper comments during closing arguments that violated a judge’s order and ordered a new trial (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Cynthia Robin
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 28, 2017 06:51
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. CYNTHIA ROBINSON: An appeal from the Circuit Court for Escambia County. (PDF)

Where, as here, a litigant repeatedly ignores court rulings and exhibits flagrant disregard for the bounds of proper argument, it is not enough to simply sustain objections and offer flaccid admonishments such as “move along” or “finish up.” The trial
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 27, 2017 17:13
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[Florida] RJR Gets New Trial In Engle Case Where Jury Awarded $23B ($$)

a Florida appeals court said the plaintiff's closing arguments crossed proper boundaries "repeatedly, flagrantly, and often in defiance of the trial court’s admonishments." The First District Court of Appeal found that counsel for Cynthia Robinson, who s
Law360
added Feb 27, 2017 17:08
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[Florida] Appeals court tosses out $23 billion tobacco verdict

A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal, in an 18-page ruling, blasted an attorney for the estate of Michael Johnson Sr., pointing to the "depth and pervasiveness" of improper closing arguments in the Escambia County case. "It is clear
Northwest Florida News
added Feb 25, 2017 00:54
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CIGAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, et al. v FDA: BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (PDF)

These words, etched on the Immigrant Statue in historic Ybor City, ring hollow in the face of regulatory onslaught by the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) “Deeming Rule.”3 FDA is destroying personal freedom, eliminating economic opportunity for
Cause of Action Institute
added Feb 25, 2017 00:45
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[Africa, Kenya] Government wins Tobacco War in Protecting Public Health

The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled that the Ministry of Health has an obligation in safeguarding the health interests of Kenya by implementing regulations under the Tobacco Control Act. The regulations which come into effect with immediate effect follow
Office of the Attorney General and State Department (ke)
added Feb 25, 2017 00:06
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[Florida] RJR Granted New Trial In Engle Case Where Jury Awarded $23B ($$)

a Florida appeals court said the plaintiff's closing arguments crossed proper boundaries "repeatedly, flagrantly, and often in defiance of the...
Law360
added Feb 24, 2017 23:17
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Kansas, Kickapoo Tribe Reach New Cigarette Deal ($$)

The state of Kansas has sent the state Legislature a new cigarette tax deal with the Kickapoo tribe to improve accounting for cigarettes and tobacco products sold on tribal lands, the state’s governor and attorney general said in a statement on Thursday.
Law360
added Feb 24, 2017 23:16
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[Florida] WWII Hero's Family Awarded $6M in Trial Against RJR Over Heart and Lung Disease

handed down a $6 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds for the role jurors found the tobacco giant played in the illness a decorated World War II veteran developed after smoking cigarettes for more than a half century. Fox v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-026348
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 24, 2017 19:10
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[Florida] Jury Awards $6M To WWII Hero's Widow In Engle Case ($$)

The jury decided Thursday that RJR was not responsible for Fox's death, but that Fox suffered $6 million worth of damages from smoking-related injuries like pain, suffering, mental anguish and a decrease in his ability to enjoy life. It assigned 50 perce
Law360
added Feb 24, 2017 17:49
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