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KABAT: Do Smoking Bans Really Save Lives? If So, Whose?

There may be some effect of smoking bans, although the largest and most careful studies suggest that any effect is quite small. Furthermore, as a recent Institute of Medicine report makes clear, it will be difficult to gauge the magnitude of any effect a
Forbes
added Jun 13, 2012 10:52
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[Florida] ROZAR V. R,J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 04/09/18 –

Plaintiff claims defendant tobacco company hid the dangers of cigarettes, leading to addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 4, 2018 17:13
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Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

Regulatory moves that could one day make smoking an obsolete habit get underway next week when U.S. regulators hold a public meeting on a closely watched cigarette alternative. The proposal from the Food and Drug Administration is two-fold: cut nicotine
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 19, 2018 10:15
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[Florida] Why The Mammoth Engle Sanctions Order Is Likely To Stand ($$)

a 2012 federal Engle progeny trial, the judge held back juror Shirley Larramore after dismissing the rest of the panel for the day. The defendants had discovered that Larramore was listed as a plaintiff in another Engle lawsuit involving the same plainti
Law360
added Oct 29, 2017 18:31
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Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Cigarette Addiction Trial ($$)

found in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an Engle progeny suit in which a woman claimed that her husband was addicted to cigarettes and that his lung cancer and death were the result of his addiction (Phyllis Jones v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 24, 2017 20:10
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[Florida] NIXON V. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.

plaintiff claims defendant tobacco company's concealment of smoking's risks led to nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 20, 2017 15:24
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[Florida] FL Appeals Court Orders Cuts in Pair of Awards Against R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris

A Florida appellate court this week cut a pair of Engle awards against the country’s two biggest tobacco companies, after concluding the trial judge in each case erred in not reducing their compensatory damages.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 7, 2017 02:31
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Florida Appellate Panel Remands Engle Suit To Disqualify Plaintiff’s Attorney ($$)

found a trial court erred in denying Philip Morris USA Inc.’s motion to dismiss the law firm representing her because one of her attorneys previously represented Philip Morris in similar lawsuits, which prevents him from being the plaintiff’s attorney und
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 9, 2016 05:07
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[Florida] Jones Day argues that federal law on smoking lawsuits should preempt state laws

recently argued before the Florida Supreme Court that in Florida courts, the liability and negligence claims of smokers are preempted by federal law. Katsas was arguing for tobacco company R.J. Reynolds in a lawsuit filed by Phil Marotta whose father all
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Nov 21, 2016 16:31
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[Florida] $55M in punitive damages award against four tobacco companies overturned due to attorney misconduct

The Florida Court of Appeal for the Fourth District issued a new opinion overturning a nearly $55 million punitive damages award against four tobacco companies and ordering a new trial based primarily on its finding that the cumulative effect of plaintif
Wolters Kluwer
added Sep 30, 2016 12:54
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