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[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $2 Million Verdict Against Big Tobacco; Jury Finds Companies Responsible for Woman's Cancer Death

"This was an important case to the Cohen family, to plaintiffs and to those smokers who have been mercilessly hooked to the addictive powers of nicotine -- which the cigarette companies early on denied existed, only to watch as millions of people couldn'
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 3, 2013 23:30
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Fla. Smoker's Widow Can Be Added To Personal Injury Suit ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the personal representative of a deceased smoker may be added to a pending personal injury action against tobacco companies and can pursue both survival damages as well as a wrongful death claim. The high
Law360
added Jun 15, 2013 18:25
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[Florida] Was tobacco jury right to award West Palm widow nothing?

What do you think? Was the jury right to award Mrs. Baker nothing? Take our poll and/or leave a comment.
Palm Beach (FL) Post blogs
added Sep 24, 2012 16:27
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[Florida] Fla. Court Overturns Tobacco Cos.' Win In Engle Suit ($$)

A Florida appeals court on Friday reversed part of a ruling in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny case, finding that a smoker is not necessarily excluded from a class because he died outside of Florida.
Law360
added Sep 1, 2012 21:32
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[Wisconsin] Cigarette Rolling Machines Fired Back Up After Judge Ruling

The owner of Rib Mountain Liquor and Tobacco Outlet says a judge granted a temporary restraining order today allowing them to fire up the machines again.
WSAW CBS 7 (Wausau, WI)
added Aug 18, 2012 19:43
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[Florida] Eleventh Circuit Rejects Use of Engle Findings by Smoker's Estate

said that, in relying on findings from the scuttled class action proceedings, the plaintiff's claims are preempted by federal law that has long regulated, but not banned, the sale of cigarettes.
Daily Report
added Apr 11, 2015 19:31
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[Louisiana] Smoking Cessation Trust: You Can Quit

In late 2011, the judgment in a 14 year old class action lawsuit entitled Scott v. American Tobacco Company became final. That judgment ordered certain tobacco companies to fund a statewide 10-year smoking cessation program to benefit more than 200,000 L
Smoking Cessation Trust
added Mar 30, 2013 15:27
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[Florida] Thousands of tobacco lawsuits in the pipeline

plaintiffs have died waiting for the cigarette manufacturers to pay up, thanks to an obscure statute... Twin bills ...would change that by repealing the statute that gives tobacco companies this exclusive advantage. “Plaintiffs have actually died waiting
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added Feb 1, 2017 20:03
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[Canada] Imperial Tobacco challenges Quebec ban on tobacco, menthol cigarettes

Imperial Tobacco has launched a legal challenge of certain parts of Quebec’s tobacco-control law and is asking a judge to strike them down on constitutional grounds. The company has filed an application for judicial review with Quebec Superior Court, sa
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Mar 3, 2016 17:33
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Settle 400 Lawsuits for $100 Million - Bloomberg Business

“I hope that the victims find it to be a fair and reasonable resolution,” Rice said in a telephone interview Wednesday. The case is the first significant agreement by the tobacco industry to pay money directly to smokers and their families as part of a s
Bloomberg News
added Feb 25, 2015 18:45
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