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[Florida] Ill smoker's lawsuit set for trial in Hernando

On Monday, the 66-year-old Spring Hill resident will walk into the Hernando County Government Center, hoping a jury will find that the manufacturers of the cigarettes he smoked for years are partly to blame for his lung disease. Observers say Rizzuto vs.
St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Aug 10, 2013 01:00
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[Florida] RD Legal Offers Post-Settlement Lawsuit Financing on R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Settlements

RD Legal can provide R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group attorneys and their clientele with post-settlement funding, which provides immediate capital on settlements that are slow to pay. Legal funding does not require any kind of payments until t
PR Newswire
added Jan 4, 2013 18:46
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[Florida] Reynolds Rejected by Court on $20 Million Smoker Award

The justices today refused to hear a joint appeal from R.J. Reynolds and Vector Group Ltd. (VGR)’s Liggett unit. A jury said the two companies were responsible for the death of Janie Mae Clay, who smoked for 40 years and died in 2003 of lung disease.
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Nov 29, 2012 14:39
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[Florida] Supreme Court Won't Hear Tobacco Cos.' Engle Challenge ($$)

Clay's attorney, John S. Mills of The Mills Firm, said Monday that the tobacco industry has tried in the individual Engle cases to "create a new false controversy of doubt by suggesting that the [Engle] jury only concluded that a few unspecified brands o
Law360
added Nov 28, 2012 16:51
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[Florida] Reynolds Rejected by Court on $20 Million Smoker Award

The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a $20 million award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and a second cigarette maker, rebuffing the tobacco industry's latest effort to derail thousands of Florida suits.
Bloomberg News
added Nov 26, 2012 16:23
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This Week in the Great Depression: When Small Cigarette Companies Challenged Big Tobacco

In June 1931, with the U.S. economy in a depression and leaf tobacco prices at 20-year lows, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. decided to increase the price of Camel cigarettes. This proved a truly bad idea. And the response of consumers and competitors offers
Bloomberg News
added Oct 25, 2012 17:55
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Judge won't dismiss US charges against Liggett

Reuters
added Apr 7, 2004 00:00
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[Delaware] BUSINESS IN BRIEF: Insurers Win Against Liggett

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Washington Post
added Sep 15, 2001 00:00
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[Delaware] Liggett Loses Bid for Insurance Firm Defense

Bloomberg News
added Sep 14, 2001 00:00
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FOCUS - Rival says Reynolds fixes cigarette prices

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Reuters
added Mar 3, 2000 00:00
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