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[Florida] "No Doubt:" In Trial Against RJR, Dr. Says Train Engineer's Smoking, Not Job, Caused COPD

A Harvard pulmonologist testified this week he has "no doubt in his mind" that a former railroad worker who was a 3-pack-a-day smoker now suffers from emphysema because of his 30-year smoking history, rather than exposure to locomotive fumes, as trial con
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 2, 2016 21:35

[Florida] Former Railroad Worker's Suit Against R.J. Reynolds Time-Barred, Defense Claims in Trial Over COPD

Attorneys battled Wednesday over whether the statute of limitations bars a former smoker's suit against R.J. Reynolds for the respiratory disease that renders him dependent on an oxygen tank, as trial opened in the case. Hackimer v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 27, 2016 18:11

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Cleared of Liability at $3M+ Trial over Ex-Insurance Exec's Heart Disease

After more than six hours of deliberations, the six-member jury concluded 73-year-old William Wilkins, who smoked for 30 years, was not addicted to nicotine, a required element for membership in the so-called "Engle" class of Florida smokers suing the na
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 20, 2016 16:57

Lawsuits mount against FDA regs on e-cigarettes

Legal challenges are mounting against the Food and Drug Administration’s move to regulate cigars and e-cigarettes, which for the first time would be treated just like traditional tobacco products under new rules. As many as five lawsuits have been filed
The Hill
added Jul 10, 2016 14:58

[Florida] Jury rules against cigarette company in $18 million verdict

argued that any current marketing by R.J. Reynolds is subject to FDA approval. "They are now closely watched and heavily regulated," Geise said. "Reynolds is now making a product that helps people stop smoking."...current management at Reynolds had nothi
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added May 18, 2016 07:17

FDA Deeming Regulations: What’s Next

Lawsuits, additional regulations and a grandfather-date battle all lie ahead
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added May 12, 2016 18:27

[Florida] Tobacco Companies Liable For Lawyer’s Death

Plaintiffs’ attorney, Gary Paige, told jurors that Tom Purdo, who died from smoking up to three packs every day since he was 13 years old, only did what cigarette companies said he should do, keep smoking. Paige said that Purdo’s death devastated his f
Legal Reader
added May 1, 2016 13:15

[North Carolina] Farmer suing tobacco company

W. Frank Lee is suing Universal Corp. and subsidiary Universal Leaf North America U.S. Inc.... claims the Richmond, Va.-based company stole and used his ideas, confidential information and trade secrets for processing sweet potatoes for sale.
Asheboro (NC) Courier-Tribune
added Apr 4, 2016 23:19

[Florida] $5.8 mln Engle verdict tossed over counsel's closing remarks

A Florida appeals court has reversed a $5.8 million verdict for a woman suing over her husband's smoking-related death, finding that her lawyers had made a series of improper comments during closing arguments.
added Mar 24, 2016 08:46

[Florida] Widow Tells Jury RJ Reynolds Caused Husband's Fatal Cancer ($$)

told jurors that Don Gamble began smoking as a teenager, became hopelessly addicted to cigarettes, and eventually developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer.
added Feb 26, 2016 18:14
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