Headlines — All
widow of a chain-smoking military veteran who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Friday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his death, saying the company hid the dangers of cigarettes from him until he was hopelessly addicted.
Jul 29, 2016 Law360
added Jul 30, 2016 13:30
In the span of one week in March, the Florida Supreme Court expanded punitive damages for Engle progeny plaintiffs and then dealt tobacco companies another blow when it ruled that a smoker did not need an official diagnosis before the cutoff date for mem
Jul 25, 2016 Law360
added Jul 26, 2016 17:43
"It's government over-reach," said Jeff Borysiewicz, founder of Corona Cigar Co., which carved a niche as an online cigar distributor based in Ocoee before expanding sales with cigar bars in Central Florida. "Nobody's chain-smoking two boxes of cigars a
Jul 22, 2016 Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Jul 22, 2016 17:05
A Florida jury Tuesday found nicotine addiction and Philip Morris cigarettes caused a 40-year smoker's fatal cancer and awarded her widower $1.5 million in compensatory damages. But, it rejected any punitive payout and cleared R.J. Reynolds of liability.
Jul 21, 2016 Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 21, 2016 13:43
There have also been significant and noteworthy trial court orders addressing Daubert...judge entirely excluded an addiction expert in a tobacco litigation matter. See Wendel v. R.J. Reynolds...finding the expert was unqualified to opine on nicotine addic
Jul 15, 2016 Law360
added Jul 16, 2016 01:43
bringing the total award to $133,300 (Michael Sermons v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2008-CA-000397, Fla. 4th Jud. Cir., Duval Co.). The jury in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court for Duval County said in its verdict that Philip Morris will pay
Jul 7, 2016 Lexis Nexis
added Jul 7, 2016 18:22
Dozens of lawsuits over the alleged defects have been filed in Florida, New York, California and other states. Many of the batteries at issue are manufactured by Chinese companies, which are difficult to haul into U.S. courts. So lawyers typically set the
Jul 3, 2016 The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jul 3, 2016 16:30
A federal judge on Thursday afternoon granted a temporary restraining order for Naples, Florida-based GoodCat LLC... wrote in the order that “Goodcat has a reasonable likelihood of succeeding on the merits” of its case against the vaping laws.
Jul 2, 2016 Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Jul 2, 2016 16:29
saying the tobacco companies concealed the dangers of tobacco use until she was hopelessly addicted. Andrew Rainer of Brody Hardoon Perkins & Kesten LLP told jurors in Jacksonville, Florida, that Myra Sermons' estate deserves payment for her loss of qual
Jun 30, 2016 Law360
added Jul 1, 2016 16:01
not responsible for the death of a woman whose husband and daughter claimed that she died from smoking cigarettes made by both companies (Leisa Mooney, et al. v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 2011-CA-40815, Fla. Cir., 11th Jud. Cir., Dade Co.).
Jun 22, 2016 Lexis Nexis
added Jun 23, 2016 21:40