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“The cigarette companies have two choices left in Florida: either spend the next century continuing to lose around 65-70 percent of its cases, or working to fairly settle them and bring some closure to those 8,000 or so victims who have been waiting more
Oct 8, 2013 Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
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A Broward County tobacco smoker case was reversed in part by the Fourth District Court of Appeal because the tobacco company defendants were entitled to a reduction of damages assessed for loss on companionship.
Jun 13, 2013 floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
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[Florida] ANDREWS: Eleventh Circuit Stacks Deck Against Defendants In Never-Ending 'Engle' Product Liability Litigation
In Walker v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that even though Florida state courts failed to require plaintiffs to establish from the trial record that a previously tried issue was actually decided
Sep 16, 2013 Forbes
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[Florida] The Supreme Court Has, Again, Denied A Review of Petitions That Seek to Challenge Individual Damages Verdicts in Tobacco Lawsuits, Parker Waichman Comments
“We are happy to see that the High Court continues to let stand the original verdicts in the ongoing Engle litigation,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP....The 10 petitions were denied without comment or noted dissents (Order
Jun 13, 2014 PR Web
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John Rizzuto waited six years to get his day in court. He sat through two weeks of testimony and trial. And, finally, he spent six agonizing hours waiting for a jury to determine whether the makers of the cigarettes he smoked for decades were partially to
Aug 24, 2013 Tampa Bay (FL) Online (TBO.com)
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The daughter of a Boynton Beach woman who died of lung cancer was awarded $20 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco.
Jul 9, 2014 floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
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a loss that attorneys say could finally push cigarette makers to focus less on dismantling the Florida suits and more on avoiding a similar fate in other states.
Jun 16, 2014 Law360
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said a trial court correctly ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. to pay all of a $1 million judgment to the family of a deceased smoker despite a jury's finding that he was partly liable for his smoking-induced ailments.
Jun 24, 2013 Law360
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Jones Day's product liability team emerged victorious from a trip into uncharted territory when it notched a win for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in the first Engle progeny case to go to trial in federal court, bringing a sigh of relief to Big Tobacco compan
Jan 11, 2013 Law360
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Naugle v. Philip Morris was a landmark 2009 court case in which a jury awarded plaintiff Lucinda Naugle $300 million. The award included $56.6 million in compensatory damages for medical expenses and $244 million in punitive damages. At the t
Mar 14, 2014 Wikipedia
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