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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court gets another tobacco question

A 1st District Court of Appeal panel on Wednesday split 2-1 in affirming a trial judge's refusal to allow punitive damages in an Alachua County case because fraud was not proven. A jury ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay Lucille Soffer $2 million
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 25, 2012 06:01
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[Florida] Lourie v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al: Status: In Progress

10/03/14 PM 01:30 PM EDT Control_play_blue Lourie v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et a 10/03/14 AM 08:17 AM EDT
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 3, 2014 11:21
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[New York] Shut out of name-brand cigarettes, the Onondaga Nation will roll its own

The Onondaga Nation has joined the growing number of Indian tribes making their own cigarettes. The nation smokeshop in Nedrow has been giving away a free pack of "Eagles" cigarettes with the purchase of a carton of other brands.
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Sep 1, 2012 21:36
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[Canada] Chest institute review says vaping helps hardcore smokers get off and stay off

In a review of their patients over year, the Montreal Chest Institute has made some optimistic findings about e-cigarettes. 43 percent of smokers who tried to quit by switching to vaping, had still quit from 3 months to a year later.
CJAD 800 AM (ca)
added Jan 20, 2015 19:31
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Ethiopian Lawmakers Enact Anti-Tobacco Law

House of Representatives has reportedly ratified the World Health Authority's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which places limitations on the sale and use of cigarettes. Besides a ban on smoking in public, the proclamation also includes p
Zegabi (ke)
added Jan 29, 2014 18:41
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[Florida] State Engle Settlement Unlikely Despite Higher Verdict Pricetag ($$)

But experts don't predict similar large-scale settlements to follow in state courts, where there's less pressure from judges to settle and verdicts tend to crumble on appeal... Verdicts, particularly in tobacco litigation, are subject to appeals that cou
Law360
added Feb 26, 2015 14:34
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[Florida] In Re: ENGLE CASES: 4432 INDIVIDUAL TOBACCO PLAINTIFFS versus VARIOUS TOBACCO COMPANIES (PDF)

Plaintiffs’ counsel have never explained why they couldn’t have included the dates of death or their “new” pleadings regarding equitable tolling in their original complaints, nor have they sought to justify their five-year delay in seeking to add this
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
added Sep 10, 2014 14:44
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[Florida] 588 Smoking Lawsuits Up in Smoke ($$)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit blamed faulty research by a law firm in wiping out 588 lawsuits filed by the survivors of deceased smokers. ($$)
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Sep 10, 2014 14:37
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[Florida] Smoker’s widow wins $3.8 million in lawsuit against tobacco companies

A 75-year-old Boca Raton widow won $3.8 million late Friday from a Palm Beach County jury that agreed two tobacco giants were responsible for the death of her husband. The jury deliberated about six hours before announcing that it had found Lorillard To
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 21, 2013 12:12
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Florida appellate court reverses smoker verdict

A Florida appellate court has reversed a $510,000 judgment against a cigarette manufacturer because a judge disallowed key defense evidence in a sick smoker case.
First Coast News - WJXX25, WTLV12 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Jun 14, 2012 12:21
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