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[Florida] Sikes v. R.J. Reynolds

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Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 20, 2012 08:14
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Florida law would limit jury awards in tobacco lawsuits

“If you end up suing tobacco, call it $10 million on 4,000 cases, they’ve already paid billions of dollars. They’re going to go out of business.”... “I got involved because I think it’s the right thing to do,”...records show that Richter received about $
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Mar 15, 2015 11:09
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[Florida] Hernando County jury awards ex-smoker almost $12.6 million

John Rizzuto waited six years to get his day in court. He sat through two weeks of testimony and trial. And, finally, he spent six agonizing hours waiting for a jury to determine whether the makers of the cigarettes he smoked for decades were partially to
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (TBO.com)
added Aug 25, 2013 09:01
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[Florida] 4th DCA Reverses Award In Broward Tobacco Case ($$)

A Broward County tobacco smoker case was reversed in part by the Fourth District Court of Appeal because the tobacco company defendants were entitled to a reduction of damages assessed for loss on companionship.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jun 14, 2013 14:05
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[North Carolina] Odds improve for Reynolds-Lorillard merger

The odds have climbed to 90 percent for federal approval of Reynolds American Inc.’s $27.4 billion offer for Lorillard Inc., a Wells Fargo Securities analyst said Monday. Bonnie Herzog raised her projection from 80 percent based in large part from recent
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 10, 2015 11:00
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[Florida] Schlesinger Team Wins $35 Million Verdict for Smoker

Boatright, now 61, was the victim of a calculated corporate marketing strategy..."We've all been brainwashed by the Marlboro man...The kids were watching Westerns. What could be more impressionable than that?"...Post-settlement: Radabaugh on Monday denied
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jan 15, 2015 20:09
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[Florida] High Court's Denial Spurs Big Tobacco To Look Beyond Engle ($$)

a loss that attorneys say could finally push cigarette makers to focus less on dismantling the Florida suits and more on avoiding a similar fate in other states.
Law360
added Jun 17, 2014 07:55
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[Florida] Naugle v. Philip Morris

Naugle v. Philip Morris was a landmark 2009 court case in which a jury awarded plaintiff Lucinda Naugle $300 million.[1][2] The award included $56.6 million in compensatory damages for medical expenses and $244 million in punitive damages.[1][2] At the t
Wikipedia
added Mar 20, 2014 13:19
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[Florida] Fla. Jury Awards Smoker $5M In Suit Against Philip Morris [FREE FULL TEXT]

Antonio Cuculino, 69, was found to be 60 percent responsible for his health problems caused by decades of smoking Marlboro cigarettes, and the jury reduced the $12.5 million award against Philip Morris to $5 million, according to Cuculino's attorney Jeff
Law360
added Jan 25, 2014 21:08
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[Florida] U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear tobacco manufacturers’ appeal

“The cigarette companies have two choices left in Florida: either spend the next century continuing to lose around 65-70 percent of its cases, or working to fairly settle them and bring some closure to those 8,000 or so victims who have been waiting more
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 8, 2013 04:03
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