28, Jul 2014 - Pensacola, FL Florida jury slams tobacco company with $23.6B in punitive damages in widow's lawsuit
A Florida jury has slammed the nation's No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict. Last year, Florida's highest court re-approved that ...
28, Jul 2014 - Pensacola, FL Tobacco company slapped with $23.6B in punitive damages
A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer. A Pensacola jury awarded the damages Friday to Cynthia Robinson after a four-week trial along with $16.8 million in compensatory damages. Robinson individually sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in 2008 on behalf of her late husband.
28, Jul 2014 - Pensacola, FL Nine Sentenced for Filing Fraudulent BP Oil Spill Claims
Pamela C. Marsh, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced today that nine individuals have been sentenced in federal court in the past two months for filing false claims with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) related to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
05, Apr 2014 - Santa Rosa, FL Two Sentenced in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – U.S. Attorney Pamela C. Marsh announced the sentencing today of 38-year-old Jason Andrew Vitulano, of West Palm Beach, Florida, and 54-year-old Marc A. Gross, of Boca Raton, Florida, by U.S. District Court Chief Judge M. Casey Rodgers following acceptance of their guilty pleas in August of last year.
03, Apr 2014 - Pensacola, FL Warning shot bill passes Senate floor
The Florida Senate has approved the so-called `warning shot' bill, which now heads to Gov. Rick Scott to be signed into law. The bill passed 32-7 on Thursday. Sponsored by Sen. Greg Evers, a Republican from Pensacola, the bill has garnered attention due to the Marissa Alexander case in Jacksonville. Alexander is out on bail and awaiting a new trial after originally being sentenced to 20 ...
03, Apr 2014 - Pensacola, FL Reubin Askew services set for this week
News Service of Florida has filed this report: Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who died Thursday at age 85, will be remembered in a series of services this week in Tallahassee and in his hometown of Pensacola. Askew's body will lie in state in a flag-draped casket at Florida's Historic Capitol from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Cabinet, Supreme Court Chief Justice ...
01, Apr 2014 - Madison, FL Online High School Diploma Program Gains Traction in Florida Department of Corrections Facilities A
PENSACOLA, Fla., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Florida Department of Corrections (FLDOC) has expanded its use of online career high school for inmate education within the Florida correctional system. Wardens are hopeful that the dual career training plus high school diploma program will keep offenders from returning to prison once released. "We are preparing the students for a ...