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HERNANDEZ: Why The Florida Supreme Court Shouldn't Undo Daubert

There have also been significant and noteworthy trial court orders addressing Daubert...judge entirely excluded an addiction expert in a tobacco litigation matter. See Wendel v. R.J. Reynolds...finding the expert was unqualified to opine on nicotine addic
Law360
added Jul 16, 2016 01:43
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Florida Jury Awards $68,300 In Punitives To Engle Progeny Plaintiff ($$)

bringing the total award to $133,300 (Michael Sermons v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2008-CA-000397, Fla. 4th Jud. Cir., Duval Co.). The jury in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court for Duval County said in its verdict that Philip Morris will pay
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 7, 2016 18:22
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E-Cigarette Users Sue Over Exploding Devices

Dozens of lawsuits over the alleged defects have been filed in Florida, New York, California and other states. Many of the batteries at issue are manufactured by Chinese companies, which are difficult to haul into U.S. courts. So lawyers typically set the
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jul 3, 2016 16:30
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[Florida, Indiana] Judge grants e-liquid maker temporary restraining order in vaping case

A federal judge on Thursday afternoon granted a temporary restraining order for Naples, Florida-based GoodCat LLC... wrote in the order that “Goodcat has a reasonable likelihood of succeeding on the merits” of its case against the vaping laws.
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Jul 2, 2016 16:29
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe $4.7M For Woman's Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

saying the tobacco companies concealed the dangers of tobacco use until she was hopelessly addicted. Andrew Rainer of Brody Hardoon Perkins & Kesten LLP told jurors in Jacksonville, Florida, that Myra Sermons' estate deserves payment for her loss of qual
Law360
added Jul 1, 2016 16:01
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Florida Jury Finds Smoking Not Cause Of Engle Progeny Plaintiff’s Death ($$)

not responsible for the death of a woman whose husband and daughter claimed that she died from smoking cigarettes made by both companies (Leisa Mooney, et al. v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 2011-CA-40815, Fla. Cir., 11th Jud. Cir., Dade Co.).
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 23, 2016 21:40
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe $17M For Woman's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

The widower of a woman who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury during closing arguments Monday to award him $17 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., saying the companies hid the dangers of smoki
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 21:06
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[Florida] BREAKING: RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Win $17M Cancer Death Trial ($$)

A Florida jury on Tuesday found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. not liable in a $17 million trial over the lung cancer death of a longtime smoker, saying that while she was addicted, the addiction was not a legal cause of her...
Law360
added Jun 21, 2016 16:46
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[Florida] Tobacco Defense Vets Take On 'Engle' Newcomer At Trial Over Smoker's Death

The vast majority of Engle trials to date have been handled by local Florida-based plaintiff attorneys, so seeing an out-of-state plaintiffs firm take an Engle case to trial is relatively rare. Representing the defendants are two litigation powerhouses t
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 18, 2016 18:56
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Florida Judge Grants Motion To Dismiss Complaint Over Exploding Vaporizer ($$)

A Florida judge on May 27 granted the joint motion from two e-cigarette companies to dismiss the complaint of a man who was injured after his personal vaporizer blew up in his face and injured him (Evan Spahlinger v. Vaping American Made Products LLC, et
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 13, 2016 20:57
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