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EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco in Florida: Bill Would Cap Punitive Damages

these plaintiffs who continued to fight after the Florida Supreme Court's ruling — who amount to a sliver of what the industry could be fighting today — deserve their day in court, however that might turn out, either for them or for the industry.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Mar 3, 2015 08:38
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[Florida] Lorillard Sheds 36 Engle Claims, Philip Morris Ends 2 [FREE FULL TEXT]

A Florida federal judge on Friday signed off on the release of Lorillard Tobacco Co. from 36 of the Engle cases over smoking-related injuries, while Philip Morris USA Inc. shed two suits, according to court documents. The parties had previously asked th
Law360
added Apr 15, 2015 18:15
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Florida is epicenter of fight against Big Tobacco

Florida has 2,000 to 3,000 suits that descended from the Rosenblatts' class action, compared to maybe 100 pending antitobacco suits in all other states combined. Blood is in the water.
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Jun 22, 2014 20:47
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[Canada] Selby, Sweanor & Hughes: E-cigarettes could save the government billions

we need fit-for-purpose regulations aimed at harnessing market forces for the greatest possible reduction in smoking-related diseases. Governments have a responsibility to enact progressive regulations that allow citizens to reduce their exposure to dange
National Post (ca)
added Feb 26, 2014 11:44
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[Florida] Appeals court overturns tobacco settlement due to Duval judge's 'critical misunderstanding'

ruled that a Duval County judge used flawed logic in 2011 when awarding a Jacksonville family nearly $15 million ... there has to be evidence that “addiction was the legal cause” of a disease, which the 1st District Court of Appeal said was not the case w
Florida Times-Union
added May 20, 2013 09:11
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[Canada] Hookah pipes banned in licensed Toronto establishments

Dozens of hookah bars across the GTA may soon be closing up shop after city council voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning the use of hookah pipes inside licensed establishments in the city. City councillors voted 34-3 in favour of the ban on the pip
CityNews CP24 (ca)
added Nov 7, 2015 16:28
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[Canada] Tobacco litigation languishes as industry wins battle over privilege

The court has struck portions of the Ontario government’s statement of claim in its ongoing $50-billion lawsuit against the tobacco industry because it may not use statements made to House of Commons committees in either a civil action or criminal prosec
Law Times (Reuters) (ca)
added Jun 30, 2014 11:03
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[Florida] Engle v. Liggett: Has Big Tobacco Finally Met Its Match?

What the Future Holds With no further avenues of appeal left open in Martin, Gray, Campbell, and Hall, RJR, along with Philip Morris and Liggett in Campbell, have paid these and other judgments in the combined amount of $60,442,000.109 Over time, a
The Florida Bar Journal
added Mar 15, 2013 05:20
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[Florida] Jury increases Delray Beach woman's tobacco verdict to $20 million ($$)

A jury returned to a Palm Beach County courtroom to decide how much to punish R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for the 1993 lung cancer death of a Boynton Beach woman. When it on Friday awarded Odom $6 million for losing her 58-year-old
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Jun 23, 2014 23:20
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[Florida] Searcy Denney Attorneys Recover $20 Million Smoker Award

The daughter of a Boynton Beach woman who died of lung cancer was awarded $20 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 9, 2014 17:32
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