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R.J. Reynolds was not deprived of due process by the application of res judicata to a jury's finding that cigarettes generally are unhealthy and addictive, the 11th Circuit ruled.
Sep 12, 2013 Courthouse News
added Sep 13, 2013 07:52
A Florida appellate court has reversed a $510,000 judgment against a cigarette manufacturer because a judge disallowed key defense evidence in a sick smoker case.
Jun 14, 2012 First Coast News - WJXX25, WTLV12 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Jun 14, 2012 12:21
told the Eleventh Circuit that it should have been given an award of attorneys' fees under Florida law for making a good-faith settlement offer to the son of a deceased smoker who lost at trial. In its opening brief, R.J. Reynolds said it should have rec
Sep 26, 2013 Law360
added Sep 28, 2013 17:51
The Tobacco Control Act No 15 of 2009 is designed to protect citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke, prevent smoking by young people, to restrict promotional activities by tobacco manufacturers, improve public awareness of the dangers of tobacco use, and
Feb 25, 2013 Trinidad Guardian (tt)
added Feb 26, 2013 00:15
A Florida appeals court on Friday reversed part of a ruling in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny case, finding that a smoker is not necessarily excluded from a class because he died outside of Florida.
Aug 31, 2012 Law360
added Sep 1, 2012 21:32
What do you think? Was the jury right to award Mrs. Baker nothing? Take our poll and/or leave a comment.
Sep 24, 2012 Palm Beach (FL) Post blogs
added Sep 24, 2012 16:27
[item undated] The jury awarded the $145 billion in punitive damages despite attempts by the cigarette companies' lawyers and top executives to convince the jury that the tobacco companies had changed their ways and were now responsible corporate citizens
Sep 2, 2012 Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 2, 2012 18:20
[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $2 Million Verdict Against Big Tobacco; Jury Finds Companies Responsible for Woman's Cancer Death
"This was an important case to the Cohen family, to plaintiffs and to those smokers who have been mercilessly hooked to the addictive powers of nicotine -- which the cigarette companies early on denied existed, only to watch as millions of people couldn'
May 3, 2013 The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 3, 2013 23:30
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LLC have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a $20 million judgment they say shows their due process rights are being trampled in Engle progeny cases — but only if the Florida high court rules against them i
Sep 14, 2012 Law360
added Sep 19, 2012 14:31
Four tobacco companies must pay $75.35 million in damages to the widow of a Lauderhill smoker who died from bladder cancer and heart disease
Jun 1, 2012 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Jun 1, 2012 03:33