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Setback for R.J. Reynolds Against Florida Smokers

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.
Courthouse News
added Sep 13, 2013 07:52
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Florida appellate court reverses smoker verdict

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.
First Coast News - WJXX25, WTLV12 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Jun 14, 2012 12:21
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Asks 11th Circ. For Attys' Fees After Trial Win $$)

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
Law360
added Sep 28, 2013 17:51
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[Trinidad And Tobago] Tobacco Control Act

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
Trinidad Guardian (tt)
added Feb 26, 2013 00:15
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[Florida] Fla. Court Overturns Tobacco Cos.' Win In Engle Suit ($$)

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.
Law360
added Sep 1, 2012 21:32
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[Florida] Was tobacco jury right to award West Palm widow nothing?

What do you think? Was the jury right to award Mrs. Baker nothing? Take our poll and/or leave a comment.
Palm Beach (FL) Post blogs
added Sep 24, 2012 16:27
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[Florida] QUOTES FROM ENGLE TRIAL JURORS ON THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY (PDF)

[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
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 2, 2012 18:20
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[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'
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 3, 2013 23:30
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask High Court To Hear Engle Due Process Claims ($$)

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
Law360
added Sep 19, 2012 14:31
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[Florida] Broward jury: Tobacco companies must pay $75.35 million to smoker's widow

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
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Jun 1, 2012 03:33
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