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[Florida] Appeals court rulings provide only mixed success for Reynolds

A Florida appeals court upheld this week a jury award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an Engle progeny case, but reversed a $50,000 punitive damages award, according to Law360.com.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 17, 2013 11:49
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[Florida] Lorillard Loses Appeal of $15-Million Court Ruling

A Duval County, Fla., jury awarded Michelle Mrozek $3.9 million in compensatory damages and $11.3 million in punitive damages in her wrongful death lawsuit against Lorillard Tobacco Co. for the death of her mother, Jacqueline Swann Miller, from lung cance
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Dec 31, 2012 15:55
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[Florida] Fed judge: Fla. man missed chance to file tobacco lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit of a man who sued tobacco giants Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco over the 1990 death of his wife. U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven on Friday granted summary judgment to the two companies in a case bro
Legal NewsLine
added Oct 1, 2012 17:05
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[Florida] Tobacco Verdicts Dominated 2014

Six of the nation's largest verdicts last year came from Florida juries to smokers...Rice said. "Now what you've got to prove individually, by each individual class member, is: Were they addicted, and if they were addicted, whose product was it, and what
National Law Journal
added Mar 28, 2015 07:35
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[Florida] Big Tobacco’s Engle Appeal Falls Flat In High Court ($$)

Supreme Court on Monday kept thousands of suits against tobacco companies alive by refusing to take up the appeal of a Florida Supreme Court decision allowing members of the landmark Engle class action to use findings from that case in their individual su
Law360
added Oct 8, 2013 04:09
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[New York] A new light for roll-your-own fans

Tax loophole restarts cigarette rolling machines, but foes rally their forces to collect levy . . . To use the machine, customers now pay $5 to join a smoking club
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Oct 8, 2012 14:12
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R.J. Reynolds Settles Engle Progeny Suit In Florida State Court ($$)

settled with a tobacco company before the jury was scheduled to hear closing arguments in a suit where the plaintiff claimed the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her mother that led to her illness and death (Linda Bean v. R.J. Reynolds Toba
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 15, 2017 17:22
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[North Carolina] Imperial stresses ITG Brands is doing well with U.S. sales; analysts question claims

stressed Wednesday that its U.S. subsidiary, ITG Brands LLC, is making “excellent progress” through the first half of fiscal 2016. The company touted in particular market share gains for traditional cigarette brands Kool and Winston, though without provid
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 4, 2016 16:58
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[Florida] KOLKER: The Tobacco Litigation That Wouldn't Die

while the industry may be paying out hundreds of millions of dollars each year in defense costs in Engle, the Florida litigation is still self-contained. No other plaintiffs in other states have succeeded in replicating what has been done in Engle.
AmericanLawyer.com
added May 27, 2015 15:00
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[Arkansas] TO REGULATE E-CIGARETTES, VAPOR PRODUCTS, AND ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS; AND TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS. (PDF)

Arkansas State Legislature
added Apr 14, 2015 15:36
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