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Court Rejects $15 Mln Award in Kansas Smoker Case

Reuters
added Feb 10, 2005 00:00
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. Paul R. Larkin, Jr., and Caryn O. Newborn, etc., Appellees/Cross-Appellants: An Appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Lisa S. Walsh, Judge (PDF)

the trial court’s failure to instruct the jury on the consumer expectations test exclusively has not been shown to have “resulted in a miscarriage of justice,” or to have been “calculated to confuse or mislead the jury,” Font, 199 So. 3d at 326.
Amazon CloudFront
added Jul 1, 2017 15:55
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[Florida] State Tobacco Litigation Not Subject to Federal Preemption

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the idea that imposing tort liability against tobacco companies amounts to an unlawful ban on cigarettes. "Strict liability and negligence claims ... do not interfere with the regulation of adver
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 6, 2017 21:43
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[Florida] SOMMERS V. RJ REYNOLDS

Stefanny Sommers, on behalf of the Estate of Bert Sommers, claims that defendnat tobacco manufacturers concealed the dangers of smoking, while furthering Bert Sommers' addiction to cigarettes, which caused Bert's smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 22, 2017 01:03
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[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $6 Million Tobacco Verdict for World War II Veterans Widow

Jurors found that Malcolm Fox, 82, was addicted to R.J. Reynolds’ cigarettes containing nicotine. His addiction caused his coronary artery disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Lawyers representing his widow, Blanche Fox, successfully argued
KTRE_TV (Lufkin, TX)
added Mar 1, 2017 06:14
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. CYNTHIA ROBINSON: An appeal from the Circuit Court for Escambia County. (PDF)

Where, as here, a litigant repeatedly ignores court rulings and exhibits flagrant disregard for the bounds of proper argument, it is not enough to simply sustain objections and offer flaccid admonishments such as “move along” or “finish up.” The trial
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 27, 2017 17:13
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[Florida] Jury Slaps RJR With $6.4M Verdict, but $0 Punitives, in Trial Over Smoker's Fatal Emphysema

awarded $6.4 million to the family of a Florida smoker who died of emphysema, but handed down a $0 punitive verdict Thursday, one day after finding R.J. Reynolds potentially liable for punitives for its role in the smoker's death. Prentice v. R.J. Reynold
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 2, 2016 02:35
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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
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[Illinois] Up In Smoke: Legislation vaporizes Indiana e-cig shops

Closed shops, empty shelves and higher prices. That's the current forecast of Indiana's vaping industry, which claims recent legislation has basically vaporized the e-liquid cigarette market throughout the state. Signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence in Ap
The Times of Northwest Indiana
added Jul 26, 2016 17:19
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[Florida] Appeals Court Overturns Verdict In Smoker's Death

A three-judge panel ruled in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. and ordered a new trial in the Palm Beach County case filed by Kathleen Gafney, the widow of smoker Frank Gafney.
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Mar 25, 2016 13:11
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