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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms $35M Jury Award For Smoker's Kin

against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Wednesday despite finding that a trial court should not have allowed a jury instruction requested by a lawyer for a smoker's family. Florida's First District Court of Appeal said the trial court should not have allowe
Law360
added Oct 12, 2017 00:42
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Defendant-Petitioner, v. PAUL R. LARKIN, JR., AND CARYN O. NEWBORN, as Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Carole A. Larkin: PETITIONER’S BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

This Court should grant review to overturn the Third District’s naked defiance of Aubin’s square holding and ensure that Florida courts abide by that decision’s explicit rejection of the “reasonable alternative design” test.
Amazon CloudFront
added Oct 10, 2017 03:20
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[Florida] Smoker's Death Caused by Cigarette Industry Scheme, Attorney Says in Trial Against Philip Morris & RJR

A Florida man was trapped by a tobacco industry conspiracy that addicted him to cigarettes and led to his lung cancer death, an attorney for the man’s family told jurors Thursday, as trial opened against cigarette giants Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds. W
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 7, 2017 03:15
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[Florida] U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Review Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 2 declined to hear arguments on an Engle progeny suit in which a Florida appellate panel vacated $54 million in punitive damages (Marvine Calloway v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 16-1507, U.S. Sup.).
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 5, 2017 18:37
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[Florida] RJR Takes $13M Product Liability Appeal To Fla. High Court ($$)

has urged the Florida Supreme Court to review an order that affirmed a $13.5 million jury verdict for a deceased smoker's family, calling a state appeals court's ruling regarding jury instructions for product liability claims a “naked defiance” of the hig
Law360
added Oct 5, 2017 18:20
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[Florida] Targets For Tobacco Companies

tobacco companies have historically used advertising to promote certain tobacco products to members of racial/minority communities,” said Dr. Kellie O’Dare, Bureau Chief of Tobacco Free Florida. “While smoking in Florida has declined overall, we still hav
Orlando (FL) Times
added Oct 5, 2017 13:19
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. AND R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO Co., Petitioners, V. JAMES HARRIS LOURIE: PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI (PDF)

This Court is the only forum that can provide petitioners with re­lief from the unconstitutional procedures that have now been endorsed by both the Florida Supreme Court and the en bane Eleventh Circuit. Almost 200 progeny cases have been tri
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 29, 2017 17:33
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[Florida] Philip Morris Marketing Targeted Women, Drove Smoker's Deadly Addiction, Lawyer Says in Cancer Trial

The cigarette addiction that led to a Florida woman’s death was fueled by ads targeting women and smokers looking for a “healthier” choice, a lawyer for the woman’s family said Wednesday, as a rare Florida trial outside the Engle progeny line of lawsuits
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 29, 2017 17:15
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Says No Error In Engle Case Jury Instructions

upheld a Florida federal jury’s verdict in favor of R.J. Reynolds Co. in an Engle progeny suit that alleged the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking cigarettes, saying that the judge didn’t err in instructing the jury on the statute of limitations.
Law360
added Sep 27, 2017 21:56
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[Florida] Fla. High Court Urged To Adopt Daubert For Asbestos Case ($$)

The Washington Legal Foundation urged the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday to adopt a stricter standard for screening expert testimony as it considers whether to reinstate a mesothelioma sufferer's $8 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds and an industrial
Law360
added Sep 27, 2017 21:54
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