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[Florida] RJ Reynolds At Fault For Chain Smoker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

The family of man who died of lung disease after smoking up to three packs of cigarettes every day since he was 10 urged a Florida jury on Thursday to find R.J. Reynolds liable for his illness, saying tobacco companies conspired to hide cigarettes' addict
added Sep 18, 2016 13:50

[Florida] RJR Verdict Flip Shows Attys Must Plug Logical Holes ($$)

A Florida appeals court not only reversed a mesothelioma verdict against R.J. Reynolds on Wednesday, but scolded expert witnesses on both sides for their cavalier research citations and leaps in logic on the stand, demonstrating that just a small dose of
added Sep 18, 2016 13:50

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Caused Former USAF Vet's Death, Fla. Jury Told ($$)

The family of a U.S. Air Force veteran and former jail guard who died of lung disease after decades of cigarette use urged a Florida jury Thursday to find R.J. Reynolds liable for his illness, saying the tobacco company hid the dangers of cigarette smokin
added Sep 18, 2016 13:49

Florida Court Reverses $8M Verdict, Orders Retrial For Tobacco Defendant ($$)

After rejecting an expert’s testimony that every exposure to asbestos substantially contributes to developing mesothelioma, a Florida appeals court on Sept. 14 granted a directed verdict to a gasket company and ordered a new trial for a tobacco company (
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 15, 2016 22:11

Florida Appellate Panel Affirms New Trial For Tobacco Companies ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to grant a new trial to two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit because the plaintiff’s lawyer made prejudicial statements to the jury in closing arguments (David Cohen v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 4D13-2
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 11, 2016 13:49

[Florida] Tobacco Industry Deceit Caused Cigarette Seller's Cancer, Attorney Says as Trial Opens Against Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds

Attorneys debated what drove a Florida merchant who spent much of his career selling cigarettes to smoke himself, as trial over his lung cancer opened this week against the nation’s two largest tobacco companies. Oshinsky-Blacker v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 11, 2016 01:00

Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

found in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an Engle progeny case in which a man claimed that his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was caused by smoking cigarettes made by the tobacco company (John Hackimer, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 9, 2016 01:59

Tobacco-Free Florida's stop smoking drive makes inroads

Tobacco-Free Florida has started a media campaign with radio and TV ads as it rebranded its stop-smoking campaign as the Quit Your Way program. “Tobacco users who use the Tobacco Free Florida program are five to 11 times more likely to quit than those wh
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Sep 6, 2016 13:29

Florida Appellate Court Reinstates $5 Million In Punitives In Tobacco Suit ($$)

a Florida appellate panel on Aug. 31 reinstated $5 million in punitive damages to the family of a woman who died from lung cancer caused by smoking cigarettes (Philip Morris USA Inc., et al. v. Sharon Putney, Nos. 4D10-3606, 4D10-5244, Fla....
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 2, 2016 22:14

Florida Supreme Court Denies Petition For Review Of Tobacco Suit ($$)

denied an Engle progeny plaintiff’s petition to hear a case where a $5.8 million verdict awarded to a smoker’s widow was vacated and a new trial was ordered by a lower appellate court (Kathleen Gafney, as Personal Representative of the estate of Frank Eug
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 1, 2016 16:52
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