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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... blow to the tobacco giant's attorneys at King & Spalding LLP, a Florida jury on Monday hit R...
Law360
added Feb 9, 2018 22:42
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$17.5M Total Verdict Handed Down Against RJR, Philip Morris for South Florida Woman's Cancer Death

The damage award, handed down by a jury in Florida’s 11th Circuit Court, in Dade County, includes $10 million in punitive damages divided equally between R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris on Tuesday, and $7.5 million in compensatories for the 1997 cancer d
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 9, 2018 18:45
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Florida Jury Awards $40.9 Million In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

awarded the family of a former smoker $27 million in punitive damages in an Engle progeny suit, bringing the total amount of damages to $40.9 million (Dawn Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2008-CV-022558, Fla. 17th Jud. Cir. Broward Co.). VID
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 7, 2018 19:59
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Florida Jury Awards Family Of Smoker $17.5 Million In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

A Florida jury on Feb. 6 awarded the surviving family members of a smoker who died from lung cancer $10 million in punitive damages, bringing the total amount of damages to $17.5 million (Kenneth Gloger v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2011-CA-23
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 7, 2018 19:57
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[Florida] $41.7M Award Against RJR for Smoker's COPD One of Largest Engle Tobacco Verdicts in Three Years

a nearly $27.8 million punitive verdict, capping a $41.7 million total award against the tobacco giant for its role in the respiratory disease that jurors found forced a Florida woman to undergo a lung transplant. Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-022
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 7, 2018 16:44
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[Florida] JUDITH BERGER, Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee: APPELLEE’S/CROSS-APPELLANT’S REPLY BRIEF (PDF)

District Court’s decision overturning the jury verdict on fraudulent concealment and conspiracy should be reversed. Regardless, under controlling Florida law, the punitive damages award should be reinstated. If the award is not reinstated, Mrs. Berger re
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 6, 2018 22:12
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Reynolds faces $40.9 million in damages after Florida jury's verdict

A Florida jury Tuesday handed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. its largest current punitive damages liability of $27 million for an Engle progeny case... The 17th Circuit Court jury in Broward County also approved providing the family of Dawn Schlefstein a tota
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 6, 2018 21:54
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[Florida] HUMMEL: Lawmakers should allow smoke-free community parks and playgrounds

Have you ever noticed an adult smoking at a playground or youth athletic field, and wondered why this is still allowed in Florida, given everything we know about the dangers of tobacco? Believe it or not, the answer lies in the Florida Clean Indoor Air
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added Feb 5, 2018 22:18
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[Florida] BREAKING: RJR Thumped with $14M Verdict & Possible Punitives for COPD that Forced Lung Transplant

was found liable for nearly $14 million in compensatory damages, plus potential punitives, after jurors found the tobacco giant responsible for the respiratory disease that forced a South Florida smoker to undergo a lung transplant. Schlefstein v. R.J. R
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 3, 2018 00:43
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HUMMEL: Tell your lawmaker: no smoking in Florida parks | Opinion

Senate Bill 562 has already passed two committees unanimously....Republican Rep. Scott Plakon, who chairs that committee, has yet to give HB 627 a fair hearing.... A single legislator should not be able to hold up legislation supported by such a large per
Florida Today
added Feb 2, 2018 16:48
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