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FL lawmakers considering biometric privacy bill, copying IL law which has spawned hundreds of class actions

By Florida Record | Mar 26, 2019

Florida state lawmakers could soon decide the fate of a proposed new law, similar to a law on the books in Illinois, which has created substantial headaches for employers and other business owners, and a potential new revenue stream for trial lawyers.

Appeals court: Hillsborough judge should have excused juror, sends tobacco suit to new trial

By Florida Record | Mar 13, 2019

Florida's Second District Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit brought by the estate of a man who sued tobacco products maker Philip Morris USA, as the appeals panel ruled a Hillsborough County judge improperly refused to allow the plaintiff's lawyers to dismiss for cause a potential juror who said he believed the man's illnesses were caused by his choice to smoke.

Plaintiffs asking for $8 million in Philip Morris lung cancer trial

By John Sammon | Feb 21, 2019

MIAMI – Closing arguments in the lawsuit filed against Philip Morris by the family of a man who died of lung cancer saw attorneys for Ulysee Holliman argue that nicotine addiction killed him and the cigarette maker conspired to fool the public on the dangers of smoking.

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