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EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco in Florida: Bill Would Cap Punitive Damages

these plaintiffs who continued to fight after the Florida Supreme Court's ruling — who amount to a sliver of what the industry could be fighting today — deserve their day in court, however that might turn out, either for them or for the industry.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Mar 3, 2015 08:38
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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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[Florida] Tobacco Issue Pits State Vs. Federal Court

And now the tobacco lawyers may have to display some fancy footwork to the Florida Supreme Court, or they could lose without even reaching the dance floor. On Jan. 6, Fourth District Chief Judge Cory Ciklin asked the high court to answer a question he co
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jan 18, 2016 00:16
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[Canada] VIDEO: Advocates against smoking concerned about status of tobacco legislation

A coalition of local health organizations are pushing the province to pass 3 laws aimed at protecting Alberta youth from tobacco. The Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta says the province’s new animal health bill is merely a way to stall bills 203, 206 an
630CHED (Edmonton, AB) (ca)
added Aug 17, 2014 06:58
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Says Using Engle Findings Violates Federal Law

Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. on Thursday argued before the Eleventh Circuit that Engle progeny plaintiffs cannot rely on the findings of that landmark suit to establish their strict liability and negligence claims against the tobacco co
Law360
added Nov 21, 2014 12:48
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Guest column: Big Tobacco should butt out of trying to make laws in Florida

Big Tobacco is clearly behind House Bill 169 in the Florida House of Representatives. It would prevent local communities from deciding for themselves how to prevent youth from being exposed to tobacco products. If House Bill 169 is passed, all control
Florida Times-Union
added Apr 14, 2014 20:06
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[Florida, North Carolina] Ruling allowing Engle evidence in future trials makes it harder for tobacco companies in smoking lawsuits

Philip Morris USA spokesman Brian May said the more than 200-page dissenting opinion “provides strong legal ground for review by the U.S. Supreme Court,” May said. “Although we disagree with the decision, it will not meaningfully change the trial struct
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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[Florida] Are You Ready For More Tobacco Litigation?

Tobacco cases — it’s the litigation that keeps giving. In a contentious en banc decision — there were three dissents, one of which chastised judges to “stick to our day jobs” instead of advocating for plaintiffs — the Eleventh Circuit found that smokers
Above the Law (blog)
added May 23, 2017 02:46
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[Florida] Justices Question Tobacco Company's Preemption Argument 10 Years After 'Engle'

Florida Supreme Court justices grilled a tobacco defense attorney on how he hoped to limit the scope of smoking litigation a decade after the landmark Engle case. A lawyer for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Gregory Katsas of Jones Day in Washington, argued
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Nov 5, 2016 01:58
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Florida Supreme Court asked to clarify whether tobacco claims are preempted

whether a federal appeals court was right when it ruled that federal law preempts certain products-liability claims against cigarette makers, potentially affecting hundreds of cases in the state's courts. On Wednesday, Florida's Fourth Circuit Court of A
Reuters
added Jan 8, 2016 15:15
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