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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., and LIGGETT GROUP, LLC, Defendants/Petitioners, v. RICHARD BOATRIGHT: RESPONDENTS’ BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

This Court lacks conflict jurisdiction over the Second District’s decision. This Court lacks discretionary jurisdiction to review the Second District’s decision in Boatright. Neither ground for jurisdiction argued by the Defendants is satisfied in this ca
Amazon CloudFront
added Aug 24, 2017 04:07
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[Florida] Smoker Fights To Keep Fee Award In $35M Case ($$)

A smoker who won an award of attorneys' fees and costs on top of a $35 million jury award asked the Florida Supreme Court Friday to reject an appeal of the fee award by Philip Morris and Liggett, arguing that there is no divide in the lower courts on whet
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 04:03
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[Florida] Liability Doesn't Have To Mean Punitive Damages Too ($$)

While under normal circumstances these statistics — 29 losses in 40 trials and 20 punitive damages findings — might appear grim... RJR’s ability to defeat punitive damages even after it has been found liable also underscores the importance and value of a
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 03:22
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Trump’s Pit Bull Lawyer Would Mostly Rather Settle

Barrett was representing five state attorneys general who were suing large tobacco companies to recoup the billions of dollars states were spending on treating sick smokers. At the time, Kasowitz was representing Liggett, the smallest of the five major U.
Village Voice
added Aug 23, 2017 14:42
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Game-Changer: Closely Watched Case Could Change Florida's Evidence Rules

The case pits plaintiff Richard DeLisle and his wife, Aline, against industrial manufacturers Crane Co., Hollingsworth & Vose Co. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., as successor by merger to Lorillard Tobacco Co. DeLisle, a cancer patient, linked his mesothe
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:27
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[Florida] Speedy Tobacco Trial Ends in $2.2M Verdict

Fort Lauderdale attorneys won a $2.2 million verdict in an unusually fast-paced tobacco wrongful-death trial. The Kelley/Uustal plaintiffs team secured the win after seven trial days, including the jury's deliberation, lead attorney Eric Rosen said. Hund
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:26
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[Canada] LETTER: Lawsuit drags on while criminal trials dropped

Methinks it has something to do with the fact that there are two very deep pockets (government and tobacco industry) providing money to lawyers. Let’s face it, the justice system is run by lawyers (judges) and often their sons and daughters become lawyer
Victoria (BC) Times Colonist (ca)
added Aug 19, 2017 16:42
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BAHR: Policy study: E-vapor product bans could violate international trade rules

R Street Associate Fellow Maria Foltea examines the legality of such bans under international trade law and concludes that prohibition of “like” products—in this case, e-cigarettes—is illegal and should be reversed. “Currently, tobacco-heated products t
R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
added Aug 18, 2017 21:34
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Anthem, Cigna, Macy’s sued by DOL over wellness plan

The Department of Labor has brought a lawsuit against Macy’s Inc. and subsidiaries of Anthem and Cigna over what it says is mismanagement of the tobacco cessation program in Macy’s employee wellness plan.
BenefitsPRO.com
added Aug 18, 2017 20:44
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[Florida] Are White Men Better Jurors for Tobacco Companies?

Enoch's counsel used a peremptory challenge during the preliminary examination to strike prospective juror 18, a white man, during voir dire. But the tobacco companies objected, raising race and gender issues. "He's a white male. I don't understand what …
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:37
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