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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court hearing argument in 1st tobacco case since justices voided class-action
The Florida Supreme Court is hearing the first of thousands of individual smoking cases filed since the justices voided a $145 billion class-action verdict against tobacco companies six years ago.
Sep 6, 2012 AP - Associated Press
added Sep 6, 2012 06:27
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.
Apr 8, 2015 Daily Report
added Apr 11, 2015 19:31
The cigarette industry reignited Florida's tobacco wars Wednesday with a one-sentence bill that would strip away the right of thousands of Florida victims to collect millions in damages.
Feb 20, 2015 Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Feb 21, 2015 23:32
In re Engle Cases shows what can happen to cases filed by plaintiffs' lawyers in a mass tort action when the court determines that such cases were filed without sufficient information about the plaintiffs that the attorneys claim to represent. Plaintiffs
Oct 30, 2014 International Law Office (uk)
added Oct 30, 2014 16:51
Another large jury verdict has been rendered against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Florida, with a long-time smoker awarded $14.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
Oct 25, 2014 Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 25, 2014 21:29
The law firm representing a smoker who won a $5 million verdict said the award marks the first time a Florida jury has blamed cigarettes for heart disease. Retired auto mechanic Antonio CuCulino, 69, of Ramrod Key, who was diagnosed with heart disease in
Jan 22, 2014 floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jan 25, 2014 21:06
A high-profile lawyer representing three tobacco companies urged the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday to make it harder for thousands of sick smokers or their survivors to win lawsuits . . . David Boies, a New York lawyer who also represented Democrat A
Sep 7, 2012 AP - Associated Press
added Sep 7, 2012 11:43
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
Mar 2, 2016 Globe and Mail (ca)
added Mar 3, 2016 17:33
Florida’s top courts Thursday ruled against the tobacco industry ... The punitive-damages case, decided by the 1st District Court of Appeal, stemmed from the 1995 death of Frank Townsend ... the state Supreme Court sided ... with Karen Capone, the widow o
Jun 14, 2013 NorthEscambia.com (Walnut Hill, FL)
added Jun 14, 2013 09:09
The settlement of more than 400 lawsuits in U.S. federal courts filed by Florida smokers, the Engle Progeny cases, resolves some uncertainty in extensive litigation pending against the major cigarette companies, Philip Morris USA Inc. (subsidiary of Altri
Feb 25, 2015 Business Wire
added Mar 1, 2015 09:44