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Florida Appeals Panel Vacates $10.5 Million In Tobacco Suit ($$)

found that the U.S. Surgeon’s report was hearsay and should not have been admitted to evidence and remanded the suit to the trial court for a new trial (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al. v. John McCoy, No. 4D16-259, Fla. App. 4th Dist.).
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 10, 2017 15:03
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Florida Appeals Panel Vacates $10.5 Million Verdict In Tobacco Suit ($$)

und that a U.S. surgeon general’s report that was admitted to the jury during an Engle progeny suit was hearsay and should not have been admitted as evidence and remanded the suit to the trial court for a new trial
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 10, 2017 14:59
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[Florida] Reynolds, Lorillard and Phillip Morris get new trial in appellate decision tied to surgeon general's warning

What makes Monday's appeals court ruling noteworthy is the defendants' success in getting the three-judge appeals court panel to agree that the U.S. Surgeon General's warning on cigarettes "was erroneously admitted into evidence and improperly used to bo
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Nov 9, 2017 20:56
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY; and PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Appellants, v. JOHN MCCOY, As Personal Representative of The Estate of GLODINE MCCOY, Appellee. (PDF)

As we recently concluded in Philip Morris USA, Inc. v. Pollari, No. 4D16-334 (Fla. 4th DCA Aug. 30, 2017), the Reports are hearsay that are inadmissible as public records or adoptive admissions and may not be used to bolster the opinions of testifying
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Nov 9, 2017 04:25
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[Florida] Fla. Court Reverses Smoker's $10.5M Verdict, Citing Hearsay ($$)

finding that the widower who brought the suit had improperly relied on the Surgeon General’s reports, which it considers hearsay, and remanded the case for a new trial. Both sides — plaintiff John McCoy and tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and
Law360
added Nov 9, 2017 04:20
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SATEL: What the New Surgeon General Should Do About E-Cigarettes

Some reviewers of the 2016 report were so disaffected by the final report, that they took their names off the final product. One was Professor Kenneth Michael Cummings...The good news, Dr. Adams, is that this serious misstep can be reversed in the name o
Forbes
added Sep 20, 2017 22:16
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LUCAS: Pentagon Critics See Better Way to Help Troops Quit Smoking

“We’ve tried more education and more tobacco taxes and scaring them, and at the end of the day too many people aren’t able to quit smoking,” Brian Fojtik... In Satel’s view, the Defense Department’s smoking-cessation hotline for active-duty military and
Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation)
added Sep 20, 2017 14:25
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[Florida] Case against Phillip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company brought by widow to be re-tried

"[SGR] reports did not constitute original research...rather, they summarized and compiled a mix of information, opinion and advocacy from outside sources.”...since the authors of the reports couldn’t be cross-examined, the reports were hearsay.
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Sep 15, 2017 14:26
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[Wisconsin] TIERNEY: The Corruption of Public Health

Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson was expected to lose his reelection bid last November, but he pulled off an upset with the help of vaper-led rallies...the Trump administration can at least halt the obfuscation and deception by the CDC, surgeon general, and
City Journal
added Sep 14, 2017 15:21
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SULLUM: Fixating on Adolescent Vaping Could Be Deadly for Adult Smokers

A critique of Murthy's report, published online yesterday by Harm Reduction Journal, shows how dangerously misguided his concerns were. "The majority of e-cigarette use among US youth is infrequent and experimental, and minimal among never-smoking youth
Reason Magazine
added Sep 12, 2017 03:09
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