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[Florida, Tennessee] Nashville attorney wins second verdict against tobacco companies

Kenneth Byrd, a Nashville attorney from Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, has won a $41.4 million judgement against tobacco giants Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds. Byrd was the lead counsel in a liability suit that spun out of a Florida class-act
NashvillePost.com
added Oct 24, 2014 15:35
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[Florida] Jurors Hold Philip Morris And R.J. Reynolds Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy

a jury in federal court in Florida today returned a verdict of $41.1 million against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for conspiring for decades to conceal the hazards of smoking and the addictive nature of cigarettes. The jury awa
Business Wire
added Oct 23, 2014 14:17
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[Florida] Engle Trading Card Tuesday: Todd McPharlin

McPharlin is an Engle progeny veteran, representing plaintiffs on CVN since 2009. McPharlin, from Fort Lauderdale’s Kelley Uustal, is dominant on his “home court” in Florida’s 17th Judicial Circuit, going undefeated in four Engle progeny appearances (3-0
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 22, 2014 09:36
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[Florida] KENNEDY: Fred Levin and the Big Fist Fight | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Levin's greatest contribution to America's health, welfare and democracy was his clandestine scheme to devise, and deftly marshal to passage, a law allowing the state of Florida to sue the tobacco industry to recover Medicaid expenses for smoking related
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 22, 2014 09:09
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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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