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[Florida] Local briefs

The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld ...a Palm Beach County Circuit Court jury found in April 2016 that Reynolds was 66 percent at fault for the disease experienced by Purdo, as well as 12 percent to Philip Morris USA and 22 percent to Purd
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Aug 18, 2017 18:27
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Plaintiff Urges Florida Court To Allow Asbestos Experts, Award, Reject Daubert ($$)

Two amicus curiae parties on Aug. 15 joined a plaintiff in urging the Florida Supreme Court to reject the Daubert standard and reverse an appellate court’s ruling excluding experts and negating an $8 million asbestos award (Richard DeLisle v. Crane Co., e
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 18, 2017 04:27
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms Judgment In $28.9M Smoking Suit

A Florida appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a $28.9 million final judgment in a lawsuit brought by the family of a lawyer who died of lung cancer against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., finding the lower court hadn’t improperly eli
Law360
added Aug 17, 2017 17:55
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[Florida] Lawyer Group Asks To Weigh In On Mesothelioma Appeal ($$)

Florida Justice Association urged the state high court Thursday to let it weigh in on efforts to reinstate a mesothelioma sufferer’s $8 million verdict in litigation against R.J. Reynolds and an industrial manufacturer, saying an appeals court erred by fo
Law360
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10
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Crestview teen to help lead Florida’s anti-tobacco movement

Students Working Against Tobacco, Florida’s statewide youth-led movement to combat the tobacco industry, announced the names of its new Youth Advocacy Board members. The group named Crestview resident Kendra O’Malley its Youth Advocacy Board leader, whic
Crestview (FL) News-Bulletin
added Aug 7, 2017 19:53
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Florida Panel Partially Affirms, Reverses New Damages Trial In Tobacco Suit ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to grant a new trial on noneconomic damages in an Engle progeny suit, but the panel split on reversing the trial court’s decision to grant a new trial on punitive damages (Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Micah Danielson,
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 4, 2017 18:01
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Florida Jury Awards $4 Million To Widow Of Smoker In Engle Progeny Suit

After finding that a man who died from laryngeal cancer was addicted to cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., a Florida jury on July 28 awarded his widow $4 million in damages (Bertie Thomas v. R.J. Reynolds
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 1, 2017 00:03
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Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

finding that a man who died from lung cancer was not addicted to cigarettes made by Philip Morris and that his lung cancer and death was not caused by an addiction to those cigarettes (Judith Pearson v. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 2007-CA-017823, Fla. 13
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 30, 2017 12:41
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Philip Morris Cleared at Trial Over Florida Railroad Worker's Fatal Cancer

deliberated for about 90 minutes before concluding nicotine addiction was not the legal cause of Don Pearson's death. The finding excludes Pearson's family from a class of plaintiffs potentially entitled to damages for a tobacco industry scheme to hide th
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 26, 2017 23:29
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Florida Supreme Court Reviews Asbestos in Cigarette Filters Case

has agreed to take up a case filed by Richard DeLisle who claims that his mesothelioma was caused by asbestos in cigarette filters and other products. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co. were the manufacturers accused of causing the exposure with asb
Mesothelioma.com (Early, Ludwick, Sweeney & Strauss)
added Jul 26, 2017 15:02
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