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Naples legislator's bill would snuff millions in damages for Florida tobacco victims

The industry has already lined up its troops, hiring 95 lobbyists including a who’s who of players close to Gov. Rick Scott and key Republican legislative leaders, and distributing $217,000 in campaign contributions in the last election cycle. Opposing
Bradenton (FL) Herald
added Feb 19, 2015 12:01
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Florida Appellate Court Upholds $1.3 Million Judgment For Tobacco Plaintiff ($$)

affirmed a $1.3 million verdict against two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit, saying the state law tort claims pursuant to the original Engle findings do not prohibit states from selling cigarettes
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 12, 2016 19:51
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Buttresses Smokers' Claims Against Tobacco Cos. ($$)

Engle progeny plaintiffs dodged a federal-state court split that might have given the U.S. Supreme Court incentive to weigh in on whether plaintiffs could use the landmark tobacco class action's jury findings to buttress their strict liability and neglige
Law360
added May 24, 2017 03:05
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[Florida] House panel snuffs bill to limit lawsuits against tobacco companies

With little to no fanfare the House Civil Justice Subcommittee early Monday deferred action on a bill aimed at snuffing out the lawsuits...Committee Chair Kathleen Passidomo announced at the beginning of the meeting that the bill, HB 1067, would be tempor
St. Petersburg (FL) Times blogs
added Mar 24, 2015 13:46
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R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Petitioner, v. JAN GROSSMAN, Respondent: On Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari To The Florida District Court Of Appeal For The Fourth District

When there is no way to tell whether a prior jury found particular facts against a party, does due process permit those facts to be conclusively presumed against that party in subsequent litigation?
Jones Day
added Mar 18, 2018 02:35
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Can't Ax $1.3M Engle Verdict ($$)

upheld a $1.3 million verdict for a smoker's widower in an Engle progeny case, finding R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris' arguments that federal law implicitly preempt relevant state-law tort claims were meritless and already rejected.
Law360
added Aug 12, 2016 00:52
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[Florida] DOMINICK: Proposed bills protect Big Tobacco ($$)

Everyone in Tallahassee knows Senate Bill 978 and House Bill 1067 are written, funded and intended by Big Tobacco to absolve them of punitive damages liability for intentional conduct that killed people. Yet AIF's opinion piece doesn't even mention Big To
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Apr 10, 2015 21:36
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Asks Court To Curb Engle Tort Liability Claims ($$)

asked the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to find that federal law preempts Engle in plaintiffs' strict liability and negligence claims, arguing that these claims are tantamount to banning cigarette sales.
Law360
added Nov 2, 2016 07:28
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[Florida] 11th Circuit Finds Federal Law Does Not Preempt Engle Progeny Claims ($$)

ruled that federal law does not preempt smokers from filing negligence suits against tobacco companies and affirmed a $2.75 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit (Theresa Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 13-14590, 11th Cir., 2017 U.S. A
Lexis Nexis
added May 23, 2017 12:35
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Missouri's E-Cigarette Veto Override May Lead To Showdown With FDA

While the law doesn’t plainly forbid regulation of e-cigarettes, these groups point out that, by defining e-cigarettes as not tobacco, it keeps them from being subject to the same taxes and health-requirements as traditional cigarettes. A.J. Moll, on th
KCUR 89.3 FM (Kansas City, MO)
added Sep 16, 2014 04:17
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