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Another large jury verdict has been rendered against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Florida, with a long-time smoker awarded $14.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 25, 2014 21:29
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[Florida] Former Smoker Awarded $5M, Blames Heart Disease On Cigarettes

The law firm representing a smoker who won a $5 million verdict said the award marks the first time a Florida jury has blamed cigarettes for heart disease. Retired auto mechanic Antonio CuCulino, 69, of Ramrod Key, who was diagnosed with heart disease in
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jan 25, 2014 21:06
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Florida justices hear arguments in smoker's death

A high-profile lawyer representing three tobacco companies urged the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday to make it harder for thousands of sick smokers or their survivors to win lawsuits . . . David Boies, a New York lawyer who also represented Democrat A
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 7, 2012 11:43
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[Florida] Courts Side With Smokers’ Families In Tobacco Cases

Florida’s top courts Thursday ruled against the tobacco industry ... The punitive-damages case, decided by the 1st District Court of Appeal, stemmed from the 1995 death of Frank Townsend ... the state Supreme Court sided ... with Karen Capone, the widow o
NorthEscambia.com (Walnut Hill, FL)
added Jun 14, 2013 09:09
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Palau Stubs Out Tobacco

As of March 15, 2012, Palau has banned all tobacco products, completing a seven year effort to limit tobacco use on the freely associated Island territory of the U.S.
Talk Radio News Service
added Sep 17, 2012 17:27
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[Florida] $23.6 Billion Lawsuit Winner to Big Tobacco: “Are You Awake Now?”

The widow who won a $23.6 billion lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds talks to TIME about the suit and what she hopes the victory will accomplish... “Are you awake now? Do you hear what the jury is saying? You have to stop,” Cynthia Robinson wants to tell the
TIME Magazine
added Jul 23, 2014 15:30
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[Africa, Australia] Zambia, Zim and Malawi oppose stiffer legislation on tobacco

SOUTHERN African countries have opposed stiffer tobacco legislation to compel them to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products. Francois van der Merwe, chief executive officer of the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA), said the countries,
Zambia Post (zm)
added Nov 1, 2013 14:59
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[Florida] Professor: Tobacco Ruling 'Almost Like a Neutron Bomb'

Eleventh Circuit's ruling, that federal law doesn't allow the use of those findings, "is almost like a neutron bomb for the Engle-type cases," said Sergio Campos, a law professor at the University of Miami...., "a lot of cases are going to just disappear.
Daily Report
added Apr 10, 2015 02:44
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[Canada, USA] Toronto: ‘Merchants of Doubt’ Director Exposes Energy and Tobacco Lobby

pulls back the curtain on the illusionists deployed by oil, gas and tobacco companies to use pseudo-science and spin to create an alternate reality in which cigarettes and gas guzzlers are our friends... a mordantly funny indictment of this army of well-h
Variety
added Sep 10, 2014 17:05
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[Florida] Reynolds appeals damages in Johnson lawsuit

Tuesday filed an appeal of a $23.6 billion punitive-damages award by a Florida jury, saying the amount is “wildly and absurdly excessive.” Reynolds’ attorneys, in a 71-page appeal.... Reynolds listed 34 Engle progeny cases in which a jury verdict has been
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 30, 2014 13:22
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