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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Prevails in Engle Progeny Lawsuit as Jurors Find Against Plaintiff on Addiction and Causation Question

The six jurors answered “no” to the question of whether Betty Owens, who died after more than 40 years of smoking, was addicted to cigarettes and whether her addiction was the legal cause of her lung cancer
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 13, 2014 05:55
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[Florida] Widow Seeks $12.5M+ from Tobacco Giants as Case over Ex-Smoker's Deadly Cancer Goes to Jury

Attorneys Wednesday debated what drove a Florida man to smoke for more than 30 years... Whether nicotine addiction drove Ahrens to smoke served as a key point of dispute in the two-week trial. During Wednesday’s closings, Gordon & Doner’s Gary Paige remin
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added Feb 11, 2016 16:51
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[Canada] GLOBE EDITORIAL E-cigarettes: A way out of addiction – or a way in?

Consumers deserve clarity from Health Canada. Are these devices banned or not? Safe or not? A good way to stop smoking – or a way to start? A lot has changed since 2009. Time for an update, Health Canada. Your smoke break is over.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added May 5, 2014 13:15
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[New York] RIA Gets Close to $1 Million to Study Aspects of Gambling, Alcoholism and Smoking

The University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has been awarded three grants to study these specific areas of addictive behaviors: the impact of alcohol and gambling availability on the frequency of gambling among Native Americans; impulse co
University of Buffalo
added Aug 16, 2012 21:19
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[Florida] Fla. Court Nixes Tobacco Cos.' Win Over Inconsistent Rulings ($$)

appeals court struck a jury's verdict for two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny case Wednesday after finding the trial judge made inconsistent rulings on a doctor's testimony that defense counsel then exploited to argue a Florida woman was not addicte
Law360
added Jul 7, 2017 03:33
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[Florida] DUBINSKY V. PHILIP MORRIS

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant tobacco company concealed the dangers of cigarettes, leading to nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
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added Dec 1, 2016 20:37
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[Florida] Snap Judgment: Jurors' Quick Verdict Clears R.J. Reynolds in $8M+ Trial over Health Dept. Worker's Fatal Cancer

Jurors rejected the claimed link between nicotine addiction and the 1992 cancer death of Rebecca Fredenhagen, a Florida health department worker who chain smoked for decades. Thursday's verdict followed a six-day trial in which Fredenhagen's daughter, D
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added Aug 26, 2016 20:50
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Cleared of Liability at $3M+ Trial over Ex-Insurance Exec's Heart Disease

After more than six hours of deliberations, the six-member jury concluded 73-year-old William Wilkins, who smoked for 30 years, was not addicted to nicotine, a required element for membership in the so-called "Engle" class of Florida smokers suing the na
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added Aug 20, 2016 16:57
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[Florida] Widow Says RJ Reynolds Caused Veteran's Fatal Lung Cancer ($$)

widow of a chain-smoking military veteran who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Friday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his death, saying the company hid the dangers of cigarettes from him until he was hopelessly addicted.
Law360
added Jul 30, 2016 13:30
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[Florida] Jury Awards Nearly $4.5 Million Plus Potential Punitives in Engle Progeny Suit Against RJR

Jurors awarded Helen Taylor more than $4 million in damages after finding that her history of smoking R.J. Reynolds cigarettes was fueled by a nicotine addiction that caused her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and peripheral vascular disease. Helen
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 7, 2014 16:50
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