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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

[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
added Sep 20, 2014 13:36

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

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.
added Sep 15, 2014 22:11

[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

[Florida] Hundreds of Engle lawsuits thrown out

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
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 12, 2014 10:35

[Florida] Hundreds Of Engle Progeny Tobacco Suits Axed At 11th Circ. ($$)

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
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.
PR Web
added Sep 11, 2014 10:30

[Florida] BERMAN/HOKE: The $23 Billion Resentment Against America's Tobacco Industry ($$)

The monumental jury verdict in Florida shows a need for more vigilant regulation of products.
National Law Journal
added Sep 5, 2014 11:12

Experts Dispute Whether Smoker Suffered From COPD in Florida Tobacco Lawsuit

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.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 4, 2014 14:39
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