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Florida appellate court reverses smoker verdict

A Florida appellate court has reversed a $510,000 judgment against a cigarette manufacturer because a judge disallowed key defense evidence in a sick smoker case.
First Coast News - WJXX25, WTLV12 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Jun 14, 2012 12:21

[Florida] Big Tobacco Pays $100M To End 400 Engle Cases ($$)

Philip Morris was joined by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. in inking the settlement, which ends claims brought by smokers and their families as part of the so-called Engle-progeny cases dating back to 1994. The deal resolves only th
added Feb 26, 2015 08:00

Atlanta Lawyers Persuade Florida Jury to Award $11M to Smoker [VIDEO]

won an $11 million verdict for a Florida smoker against cigarette maker Philip Morris. The Duval County, Florida, jury on July 31 came back with the plaintiff's verdict after a three-week trial, finding that plaintiff Elaine Jordan has suffered $7.8 mill
Daily Report
added Aug 8, 2015 14:06

[Florida] The Week Ahead for March 9 to March 13, 2015

TOBACCO LAWSUIT...A panel of the Florida First District Court of Appeals hears the case of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Lyantie Townsend at 200 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee, in courtroom 2 at 9 a.m.
The Florida Current
added Mar 10, 2015 12:12

[Florida] $10M Tobacco Verdict OK'd For Man With Cancer Who Started Smoking At 7

The Third District Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld a $10 million jury award to a man who started smoking when he was 7. The defendant in the products liability case is R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The appeals court issued a brief opinion that doesn't ex (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 30, 2014 16:27

Florida Tobacco Ruling Applies in Federal Cases

a three-judge panel said the 2006 Florida ruling applies to several thousand cases against cigarette makers pending in federal courts in that state.... “We cannot say that the procedures, however novel, adopted by the Supreme Court of Florida to manage t
Bloomberg News
added Sep 9, 2013 13:33

[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $2 Million Verdict Against Big Tobacco; Jury Finds Companies Responsible for Woman's Cancer Death

"This was an important case to the Cohen family, to plaintiffs and to those smokers who have been mercilessly hooked to the addictive powers of nicotine -- which the cigarette companies early on denied existed, only to watch as millions of people couldn'
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 3, 2013 23:30

[Florida] Eleventh Circuit Rejects Use of Engle Findings by Smoker's Estate

said that, in relying on findings from the scuttled class action proceedings, the plaintiff's claims are preempted by federal law that has long regulated, but not banned, the sale of cigarettes.
Daily Report
added Apr 11, 2015 19:31

[Florida] Was tobacco jury right to award West Palm widow nothing?

What do you think? Was the jury right to award Mrs. Baker nothing? Take our poll and/or leave a comment.
Palm Beach (FL) Post blogs
added Sep 24, 2012 16:27

[Florida] Fla. Court Overturns Tobacco Cos.' Win In Engle Suit ($$)

A Florida appeals court on Friday reversed part of a ruling in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny case, finding that a smoker is not necessarily excluded from a class because he died outside of Florida.
added Sep 1, 2012 21:32
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