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Smoking ban goes too far, judge rules

Tweet Huber Heights bar owner Dave Grusenmeyer says he’s pleased with a Columbus judge’s decision that throws a potential wrench into the way Ohio’s statewide smoking ban is being enforced. “What it’s going to mean is that they get things changed around so I once again will have the right to run my business the way I choose to run it,” Grusenmeyer, owner of the Beacon Lounge and president of the Miami Valley Licensed Beverage Associat ... Jump to full article >>

Judge cuts $300M smoker’s lawsuit award to $39M

Tweet Concluding a jury was moved by emotion rather than hard evidence, a judge on Wednesday reduced $300 million in damages awarded to a Florida smoker against Philip Morris USA to nearly $39 million. Broward Circuit Judge Jeffrey Streitfeld ruled jurors in November granted 61-year-old Cindy Naugle a “grossly excessive” amount of punitive and non-economic damages. Naugle, a longtime Benson & Hedges smoker, has advanced emphysema, ... Jump to full article >>