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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.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
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
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 26, 2016 20:50
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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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Tobacco is still America’s top health threat. But Washington doesn’t treat it that way.

Kenneth Warner ... I caught up with Warner last week for a conversation about the current challenge of tobacco control, and why the American public seems bored and jaded about our single largest public health problem.
Washington Post
added Jul 11, 2014 12:33
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Florida Jury Awards $4 Million To Widow Of Smoker In Engle Progeny Suit

After finding that a man who died from laryngeal cancer was addicted to cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., a Florida jury on July 28 awarded his widow $4 million in damages (Bertie Thomas v. R.J. Reynolds
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 1, 2017 00:03
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[Florida] Big Three Tobacco Companies Win in Nonagenarian's $8M Bladder Cancer, Heart Disease Suit

The six-member jury deliberated for about four hours before concluding nicotine addiction did not cause Robert Shulman’s bladder cancer, coronary artery disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 2, 2015 18:12
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[Canada] Nicotine Gives Brain More Codeine Relief, Risk of Addiction

“Chronic nicotine use, or smoking, increases the amount of an enzyme that converts codeine into morphine within the brain, increasing pain relief. This may also make you more prone to addiction as the faster a drug gives you a high, the easier it is for y
University of Toronto
added Oct 17, 2015 13:04
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[Florida] Husband dead at 60; cigarette addiction to blame, Boca Raton widow says

Dorothy Haliburton is trying to persuade jurors that tobacco companies turned her husband, Andrew, into a hopeless addict through deceptive advertising. While he stopped smoking in 1994 when he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Dec 4, 2014 21:03
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