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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask High Court To Hear Engle Due Process Claims ($$)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LLC have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a $20 million judgment they say shows their due process rights are being trampled in Engle progeny cases — but only if the Florida high court rules against them i
Law360
added Sep 19, 2012 14:31
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[Florida] Broward jury: Tobacco companies must pay $75.35 million to smoker's widow

Four tobacco companies must pay $75.35 million in damages to the widow of a Lauderhill smoker who died from bladder cancer and heart disease
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Jun 1, 2012 03:33
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U.S. appeals court deals setback to Florida tobacco plaintiffs

11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses more than $800,000 in damages...court said smokers who, like Graham, were originally part of a massive class action...could not rely on findings from the class action trial to prove claims that cigarettes are d
Reuters
added Apr 9, 2015 00:38
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[Florida] Philip Morris, Liggett Lose Appeal In Engle Progeny Case

saying the trial court had not abused its discretion by limiting cross-examination of the plaintiff. In reaching its decision, the three-judge panel from the First District Court of Appeal also rejected several other arguments from the two tobacco compan
Law360
added Jul 16, 2014 15:40
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Supreme Court gives tobacco industry interim relief

The Supreme Court on Friday (20) issued an interim order staying the gazette notice for 80 percent pictorial warnings on cigarette packs issued by Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena in a split decision of 2-1 by a panel of three judges. The interim ord
The Nation (lk)
added Sep 22, 2013 07:23
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[Canada] Alberta Privacy Commissioner asks Alberta Health and Alberta Justice to release tobacco lawsuit records

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) issued three orders on Wednesday giving the government 50 days to produce...The documents are being requested by CBC News and lawyers for tobacco companies under freedom of information (FOIP)
Edmonton (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Jan 7, 2015 23:35
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[Canada] St. John's couple fuming over smoking neighbour

Pretty is four months’ pregnant and has asthma, and she says cigarette smoke from their downstairs neighbour is making her ill...“I have it on good authority that the only way that cigarette smoke can hurt your fetus is if you smoke yourself,” responded t
St. John's (Nfl) Telegram (ca)
added Dec 19, 2014 02:18
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[Florida] Fla. Court Reverses Judgment For RJR In Smoker's Suit ($$)

Third District Court of Appeal said the trial court should not have ruled that Everett Belanger's suit, filed in 2007, was barred by the statute of limitations, because the date at which he knew or should have known that his chronic obstructive pulmonary
Law360
added Feb 16, 2014 12:11
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[Florida] Miami-Dade jury awards Keys man $5 million in case against Philip Morris

A Miami-Dade jury on Friday issued a $5 million judgment against tobacco giant Philip Morris in a product-liability case involving a Florida Keys man who smoked Marlboro cigarettes from 1965 to 2009.
Miami (FL) Herald
added Jan 22, 2014 13:54
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court hearing argument in 1st tobacco case since justices voided class-action

The Florida Supreme Court is hearing the first of thousands of individual smoking cases filed since the justices voided a $145 billion class-action verdict against tobacco companies six years ago.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 6, 2012 06:27
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