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A man alleging he developed coronary heart disease after decades of smoking urged a Florida jury on Wednesday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his injuries, saying the tobacco giant owes him and his wife more than $3 million plus punitive dama
Aug 17, 2016 Law360
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Unfortunately, I find the tale of overreaching government destroying family-run businesses is all too familiar. Our family business was already taken from us once when Fidel Castro's regime shut down factories all across Cuba. My wife and I know that we'
Aug 16, 2016 Orlando (FL) Sentinel
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Jurors sided with the widow of a longtime Florida smoker who died of lung cancer, awarding her $5 million in compensatory damages and rejecting claims by the tobacco company that the lawsuit was time-barred. Mathis v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-47118.
Aug 16, 2016 Courtroom View Network (CVN)
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n Aug. 3 filed suit in Florida state court, claiming that two tobacco companies misled her about the dangers of smoking cigarettes, which caused her medical ailments (Betty Sue McDonald v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 16-CA-007249, Fla. Cir., 13
Aug 16, 2016 Lexis Nexis
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awarded the estate of a man who died from lung cancer as a result of smoking cigarettes $5 million in compensatory damages after finding that the deceased was a member of the Engle class (Hazel Mathis v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2007-CA-47118, Fla.
Aug 16, 2016 Lexis Nexis
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The widow of a chain-smoking military veteran who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Friday to award her $10 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., saying its concealment of cigarettes' dangers robbed her of her husband
Aug 12, 2016 Law360
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affirmed a $1.3 million verdict against two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit, saying the state law tort claims pursuant to the original Engle findings do not prohibit states from selling cigarettes
Aug 12, 2016 Lexis Nexis
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A German corporation known for selling water pipes and hookahs on Aug. 9 filed suit in federal court in Florida against a hookah company for allegedly selling counterfeit products (ROOR v. Hookah, Tobacco and Sun Inc., No. 0:16-cv-61902, S.D. Fla.).
Aug 11, 2016 Lexis Nexis
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A state appeals court Wednesday rejected arguments by two tobacco companies that part of a landmark Florida Supreme Court ruling amounts to an improper ban on selling cigarettes... a judgment in favor of the estate of Barbara Ruth Lourie, the tobacco com
Aug 11, 2016 WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Aug 11, 2016 18:26
After a “tragedy” came upon a juror in a tobacco product liability suit the morning before the jury was set to continue deliberations, a Florida judge on Aug. 5 declared a mistrial because there were not enough jurors to continue deliberations (Barbara Mo
Aug 8, 2016 Lexis Nexis
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