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Florida Jury Renders Defense Verdict In Tobacco Trial ($$)

The jury in the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court for Volusia County answered “no” to the question: “[W]as Rebecca Fredenhagen addicted to smoking cigarettes that were manufactured by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco...
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 29, 2016 21:29
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[Florida] Snap Judgment: Jurors' Quick Verdict Clears R.J. Reynolds in $8M+ Trial over Health Dept. Worker's Fatal Cancer

Jurors rejected the claimed link between nicotine addiction and the 1992 cancer death of Rebecca Fredenhagen, a Florida health department worker who chain smoked for decades. Thursday's verdict followed a six-day trial in which Fredenhagen's daughter, D
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 26, 2016 20:50
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Escapes Liability For Mom's Lung Cancer Death ($$)

A Florida jury on Thursday found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. not liable in an $8 million trial over a mother's lung cancer death, saying that either she was not addicted to cigarettes or that the addiction wasn't the cause of her death.
Law360
added Aug 26, 2016 16:07
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[Florida] Engle Findings Have Due Process Issues, RJR Tells 11th Circ. ($$)

that an Aug. 10 Florida state court decision in Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Lourie concluded that the Engle jury’s findings were based on evidence specific to cigarettes, not the characteristics inherent in ordinary cigarettes. That contradicts the premise
Law360
added Aug 26, 2016 16:06
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes For Longtime Smoker's Disease, Jury Told ($$)

A former train conductor who had been smoking since he was 10 years old urged a Florida jury on Wednesday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his lung disease, saying the company hid the dangers of smoking from him until he was hopelessly addicte
Law360
added Aug 25, 2016 05:21
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[Florida] Addiction or Choice? Sides Focus on Health Department Worker's Drive to Smoke in Cancer Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

A Florida health department employee smoked throughout each day for decades—while working, doing laundry, cooking, gardening, even crocheting. But she was also strong-willed and independent, and successfully quit smoking in her first serious attempt, acco
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 25, 2016 04:32
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[Indiana] Judge rules in favor of scorned e-liquid manufacturer in vaping case

Opponents of Indiana’s controversial vaping law scored a victory Friday when a federal judge ruled in favor of a Florida e-liquid manufacturer that argued the law was unconstitutional. Richard Young, chief judge for the Southern District of Indiana, gra
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Aug 23, 2016 16:59
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[Florida] Trial Begins Over Lung Cancer Death of Chain Smoking Health Dept. Worker

against R.J. Reynolds over the death of a Florida health department worker who chain smoked for years. Coursey v. R.J. Reynolds, 2013-30656-CICI. Rebecca Fredenhagen, 68, who died of cancer in 1992, was a chain smoker so addicted to nicotine she bought
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 20, 2016 16:58
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Cleared of Liability at $3M+ Trial over Ex-Insurance Exec's Heart Disease

After more than six hours of deliberations, the six-member jury concluded 73-year-old William Wilkins, who smoked for 30 years, was not addicted to nicotine, a required element for membership in the so-called "Engle" class of Florida smokers suing the na
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 20, 2016 16:57
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes For Mom's Lung Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

The daughter of a woman who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Thursday to find R.J. Reynolds liable for her death, saying the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her until she was hopelessly addicted. During opening arguments in Del
Law360
added Aug 19, 2016 17:54
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