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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
Sep 25, 2014 Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Sep 25, 2014 18:29
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
Sep 19, 2014 NashvillePost.com
added Sep 20, 2014 13:36
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
Sep 10, 2014 Litigation Daily
added Sep 16, 2014 00:24
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.
Sep 11, 2014 Law360
added Sep 15, 2014 22:11
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
Sep 13, 2014 Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 13, 2014 20:58
A Florida appeals court has dismissed nearly 10 percent of the pending Engle progeny lawsuits against U.S. tobacco manufacturers, citing improper claim submissions by a law firm. The court's ruling Wednesday affects 750 Engle lawsuits filed by The Wilner
Sep 12, 2014 Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 12, 2014 10:35
The suits — 588 personal injury cases, 160 for spouses' and children's loss of consortium, and two wrongful death claims — were filed by The Wilner Firm of Jacksonville, Florida, which cited the overwhelming logistics of representing more than 4,000 indi
Sep 10, 2014 Law360
added Sep 11, 2014 14:22
Florida Court Denies Lorillard’s Entitlement to New Trial in Tobacco Litigation, Parker Waichman LLP Reports
Lorillard ... has moved for leave to file a supplemental brief on jurisdiction after the Florida Supreme Court denied the company’s entitlement to a new trial; the motion relates to a settlement over a wrongful death tobacco lawsuit.
Sep 10, 2014 PR Web
added Sep 11, 2014 10:30
The monumental jury verdict in Florida shows a need for more vigilant regulation of products.
Aug 3, 2014 National Law Journal
added Sep 5, 2014 11:12
opposing counsel sparred over whether Paul Baum, the deceased smoker at the heart of an Engle progeny tobacco suit, died from smoking-related respiratory disease or a rare cartilage disorder unrelated to his smoking. Baum v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Sep 3, 2014 Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 4, 2014 14:39