Headlines Tagged with Preemption — 1,541 headlines found
upheld a $12.3 million punitive damages award Friday in a suit by a woman whose mother succumbed to smoking-related ailments, ruling that the cap on punitive damages passed by the Florida Legislature in 1999 does not apply to Engle progeny plaintiffs.
Sep 15, 2017 Law360
added Sep 18, 2017 05:14
affirmed a jury verdict that found Lorillard Tobacco Co partially liable for the death of a heavy smoker and awarded his widow $3.75 million in damages. The three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal for the Second District, Division Eight, in a
Aug 31, 2017 Reuters
added Sep 4, 2017 11:56
A California appellate court on Wednesday upheld a $3.8 million verdict against an R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. subsidiary for contributing to a smoker’s death by negligently designing its cigarettes, holding that federal law does not preempt the smoker’s w
Aug 31, 2017 Law360
added Sep 1, 2017 13:54
The three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal for the Second District, Division Eight, in a unanimous decision on Wednesday said the trial court did not err in its jury instructions and federal law did not preempt the woman’s claims.
Aug 31, 2017 Reuters
added Sep 1, 2017 03:07
Justice Rubin Declares That Federal Government Has Not Preempted Disputes Concerning Liability For Smokers’ Deaths, Rejects Contention That State Is Effectively Creating a Ban on Cigarettes
Aug 31, 2017 Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, CA)
added Sep 1, 2017 03:04
That's right, 14 years after Florida banned smoking in restaurants and workplaces, lighting up remains perfectly legal on every local beach, ball field, park even playground! "I was under the assumption that they had the power to do that," said Mike Re
Aug 25, 2017 WPTV NewsChannel 5 (West Palm Beach, FL)
added Aug 25, 2017 21:25
States, especially those with a preemptive clause legislation, may benefit from incorporating smoke-free signage in public areas to protect community members from exposure to tobacco smoke, reduce littering, and denormalise smoking.
Jul 14, 2017 Tobacco Control
added Jul 16, 2017 00:33
[Florida, Michigan] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. AND R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Defendants/Appellants, v. MARY HOWLES, Plaintiff/Appellee: INITIAL BRIEF OF APPELLANTS (PDF)
When a plaintiff is diagnosed in Florida with a latent disease that was caused by long-term exposure to a hazardous substance in another state where he or she used to live, the foreign state’s law applies.
Jul 5, 2017 Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Mar 7, 2018 04:25
the jury had found the cigarettes’ design was a key factor in a smoker’s death, casting doubt on the tobacco giant’s argument that federal law preempted...R.J. Reynolds is seeking to overturn a 2014 verdict finding that its subsidiary, Lorillard Tobacco..
Jun 27, 2017 Law360
added Jun 28, 2017 15:24
[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
May 23, 2017 Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 24, 2017 03:12