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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of October 13

Philip Gerson, representing plaintiff Tina Russo, speaks during pre-trial motions of Russo v. Philip Morris. Retrial of the case is underway while the Florida Supreme Court weighs an appeal from the first trial regarding the state’s law of repose.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 21, 2014 10:41
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[Florida] Court Overturns $4.3 Million Tobacco Award

The lawsuit, filed by Aycock's widow, Thelma, alleged that his death stemmed from lung cancer, but R.J. Reynolds disputed the cause. After a trial in federal court in the Middle District of Florida, a judgment for compensatory damages of $4,277,500 was
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Oct 17, 2014 16:52
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Faces Long Odds In 11th Circ. Engle Appeals ($$)

alleging they were denied due process and hit with unfair damages awards in Engle progeny cases will make their case to the Eleventh Circuit on Friday, but experts say they're unlikely to succeed given both Eleventh Circuit precedent and Florida state cou
Law360
added Oct 17, 2014 14:42
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White Cloud Receives Second Golden Leaf Award At GTNF

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes, a leading manufacturer of electronic cigarettes and accessories based in Tarpon Springs, Florida, has been awarded the prestigious Tobacco Reporter's Golden Leaf Award for "Most Committed to Quality."
PR Newswire
added Oct 8, 2014 13:02
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Fortnightly Tobacco Companies Review: Lawsuits In Florida And Uruguay

The last two weeks brought much sorrow to cigarette companies in the U.S. Philip Morris USA (part of the Altria Group (NYSE: MO)) and R.J. Reynolds (part of Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI)) were both asked to pay out damages worth several millions of dolla
Trefis
added Sep 27, 2014 14:02
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Florida jury holds Philip Morris USA accountable for its actions in Federal Court

Clearly outraged by evidence of Philip Morris’ conduct in targeting children, the jury awarded over $20 million in punitive damages and added fourteen cents to the total. Judith Berger, as did her now-deceased twin sister, developed severe chronic obstru
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Sep 25, 2014 18:29
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[Tennessee] Local Lieff Cabraser attorneys hit $27M verdict in Florida tobacco case

The 14 cents tacked onto the award — which included approximately $20.76 million in punitive damages — represented the age at which plaintiff Judith Berger began smoking. By age 16, she had a pack-a-day habit. Berger and her now-deceased twin sister deve
NashvillePost.com
added Sep 20, 2014 13:36
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Eleventh Circuit Blasts Lawyer, Tosses Florida Smoker Suits

ruled that the personal injury claims on behalf of deceased individuals are legal "nullities" and therefore aren't subject to amendment or substitution of plaintiffs. And even if the claims aren't void, it's unfair to the tobacco industry to let Wilner fi
Litigation Daily
added Sep 16, 2014 00:24
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Lorillard Loses Appeal Of $45M Engle Verdict ($$)

Florida Supreme Court has refused to review Lorillard Tobacco Co.’s appeal of a $45 million jury verdict in a wrongful death suit lawsuit filed by the wife of a man who died from lung cancer caused by 40 years of smoking cigarettes.
Law360
added Sep 15, 2014 22:11
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[Florida] Fla. court won't hear Lorillard appeal

The Florida Supreme Court has chosen not to hear Lorillard Inc.'s appeal petition of a $33 million jury award in one of the larger damages associated with an Engle progeny case ruling. .. Lorillard was the lone defendant in a case filed by Dorothy Alexan
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 13, 2014 20:58
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