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FDA Deeming Regulations: What’s Next

Lawsuits, additional regulations and a grandfather-date battle all lie ahead
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
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

Pair of Florida Supreme Court Decisions Lead to Mistrial in Suit Against R.J. Reynolds

Norton Thursday granted defendant R.J. Reynolds’ motion for a mistrial... The two decisions coming in the midst of the Redburn trial had too great a potential impact to avoid a mistrial, according to Jones Day’s Emily Baker, representing Reynolds. Baker c
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 30, 2016 20:42

[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] Appeals court overturns verdict in Palm Beach County tobacco case

A three-judge panel ruled in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. and ordered a new trial in the case filed by Kathleen Gafney, the Boca Raton widow of smoker Frank Gafney who started smoking by age 15.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Mar 23, 2016 21:10

[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

[Florida] Widow Seeks $12.5M+ from Tobacco Giants as Case over Ex-Smoker's Deadly Cancer Goes to Jury

Attorneys Wednesday debated what drove a Florida man to smoke for more than 30 years... Whether nicotine addiction drove Ahrens to smoke served as a key point of dispute in the two-week trial. During Wednesday’s closings, Gordon & Doner’s Gary Paige remin
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 11, 2016 16:51

[Florida] AHRENS V. PHILIP MORRIS: LIVE Trial 01/25/16 –

In this tobacco litigation trial, Ina Ahrens claims Philip Morris concealed the dangers of cigarettes, leading to the smoking-related disease of Karl Ahrens.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 9, 2016 18:44

[Florida] $55M Tobacco Damages Award Reversed Over Jury Instructions ($$)

failure to instruct the jury that the deceased smoker needed to have relied on Big Tobacco's advertisements to prove conspiracy and fraud claims...ordered a new trial ... the widow of longtime smoker Johnnie Calloway against Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. R
added Jan 7, 2016 04:51
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