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[Florida] Philip Morris Owes Ex-Smoker $8M Plus Punitives, Jury Finds ($$)

The $7.8 million verdict marked the end of the first phase of the Engle progeny trial in Jacksonville, Florida, and set the stage for a punitive damages phase to begin on Monday. Elaine Jordan has suffered with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a d
added Aug 3, 2015 15:39

[Florida] Distress, race/ethnicity and smoking cessation in treatment-seekers: implications for disparity elimination

Among smokers in Florida, USA, racial/ethnic differences in distress before starting cognitive–behavioral therapy for smoking cessation were eliminated at the end of treatment, driven by improvements among African Americans and Hispanics. High levels of
added Aug 2, 2015 21:20

Watch an Expert's Ill-Advised Comparison Scuttle a Key Products Liability Trial | Florida Trial Video Vault

In Morse v. R.J. Reynolds, an expert’s reference...Miller answered "(A)bout 430,000 people die of smoking each year. It's the equivalent of about three World trade Centers."... a mistrial based on the possibility that the statement may have been calculate
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:06

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Win Over Jury In Ex-Smoker's $15M Trial ($$)

won a defense jury verdict in a $15 million lawsuit brought by an ex-smoker who lost a lung to cancer, with the Florida jurors finding that nicotine addiction didn't legally cause her disease. The verdict in Vero Beach, Florida, comes after a more than t
added Jul 30, 2015 19:28

[Florida] Jury Told Tobacco Cos. Should Pay $15M For Lost Lung ($$)

smoker who lost a lung to cancer urged a Florida jury to award her $15 million plus punitive damages during closing arguments… saying the companies hid the dangers … Collar developed lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a degenerative di
added Jul 30, 2015 11:46

Booming vape shops in South Florida brace for new rules

But the booming vaping business is in for a shock. An industry that has operated essentially without rules faces a regulatory upheaval dubbed by some as the “vapocalypse.” After largely ignoring vaping for a decade, the federal Food and Drug Administrati
Miami (FL) Herald
added Jul 29, 2015 16:30

[Florida] Philip Morris Can't Stay Appeal In $17M Case, 11th Circ. Told ($$)

A Florida woman who won a $17 million jury verdict against Philip Morris USA in a suit claiming her cigarette addiction led to the amputation of her legs fired back at the cigarette company’s motion to stay the case in the Eleventh...any delays would thre
added Jul 29, 2015 12:03

Watch a Masterful Cross-Exam of a Sympathetic Witness with Millions on the Line | Florida Trial Video Vault

Cross-examination of a sympathetic witness can be the most difficult part of a trial. It requires a deft touch to make your point without appearing as if you are bullying a witness, turning the jury against you. King & Spalding’s Jeffrey Furr, in Gray v.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 24, 2015 20:11

[Florida] Reynolds facing $12M in punitive damages from Engle verdicts

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is facing up to a combined $12.55 million in punitive damages from two recent Engle progeny jury verdicts in Florida.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 23, 2015 17:28

[Florida] Fla. District Court Braces For Possible Engle Retrials ($$)

A federal judge on Tuesday outlined how Florida’s Middle District will handle certain Engle progeny cases that were tried to a verdict and will need to be retried in the event that the Eleventh Circuit stands firm in its decision that federal law preempts
added Jul 23, 2015 16:48
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