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[Florida] Three Masterful Techniques for Arguing Damages

Gregory Barnhart argues for up to $20 million in punitive damages in Wilcox v. R.J. Reynolds. The jury ultimately awarded $8.5 million in punitive damages alone. ... it's especially important to use that data to lead your jury step-by-step your final nu
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 26, 2014 22:46
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[Florida] Addiction Caused Smoker’s Deadly COPD, Argues Plaintiff’s Attorney

Keith Mitnick tells jurors that Patricia Dawn Allen’s addiction to cigarettes was a cause of her fatal chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mitnick represents Andy Allen, who is suing tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, claiming thei
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 2, 2014 20:26
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[Florida] Tobacco Manufacturers Hit With $4M Verdict in Lung Cancer Suit

The jury’s verdict, delivered about 10 p.m. Friday evening, came after more than three hours of deliberations and found that cigarettes manufactured by Philip Morris USA, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co., caused Nick Perrotto’s lung canc
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:42
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[Florida] Judge Rejects Philip Morris' Recusal Bid In Engle Suit ($$)

saying public comments he made about trial lawyers' role in preventing tobacco deaths were taken out of context. The Engle progeny case involves plaintiff William Starbuck, a smoker who was involved in the massive class action against American tobacco co
Law360
added Nov 18, 2014 16:22
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[Canada] Flavored Tobacco Use Among Canadian Students in Grades 9 Through 12: Prevalence and Patterns From the 2010–2011 Youth Smoking Survey

This study examined patterns of use of flavored tobacco products in a nationally generalizable sample of Canadian students in grades 9 through 12 after the implementation of a national ban on certain flavored tobacco products.
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Jun 20, 2014 12:00
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Illegal tobacco trade 'a plague' in Central Canada

continues to flourish, with some First Nations manufacturers using industrial-grade machines that can crank out 3,000 to 10,000 cigarettes per minute, says a newly released RCMP...Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, the federal
PostMedia News (ca)
added Jun 5, 2014 10:38
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[Canada] Anti-smoking warnings getting a cold shoulder

Young adults are brushing off warnings that smoking will kill them, choosing instead to light up in social settings. This is helping to stall the decline in Canada's smoking rate, a new University of Waterloo report suggests. Researchers argue Canada mu
Kitchener-Waterloo (ONT) Record (ca)
added Jan 31, 2014 00:03
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[Canada] E-cigarettes take social scene by storm; pose headaches for regulators

Some proponents of e-cigarettes contest that assertion, suggesting e-cigarette juice containing nicotine is governed by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations of 2001. Health Canada disagrees. "That is wrong," one of the officials declares. "
Canadian Press
added Dec 24, 2013 01:01
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Comments on the Philip Morris-funded London Economics report “An analysis of smoking prevalence in Australia, Final”, November 2013 (PDF)

given the likely mode of effect of this policy, it is likely to be many years before an impact on the decline in prevalence can be accurately assessed. While statistics can be misused for political purposes, the laws of mathematics can be changed for no
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Nov 28, 2013 00:30
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Is This Beginning of the End for Combustible Cigarettes?

The common theme of yesterday's Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) conference here was that it's not the nicotine that harms or kills smokers, it's the combustion/delivery, according to Bonnie Herzog, managing director of Beverage, Tobacco & Convenience S
Convenience Store News
added Oct 30, 2013 15:45
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