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[Florida] ANDREWS: Eleventh Circuit Stacks Deck Against Defendants In Never-Ending 'Engle' Product Liability Litigation

In Walker v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that even though Florida state courts failed to require plaintiffs to establish from the trial record that a previously tried issue was actually decided
Forbes
added Sep 17, 2013 02:53
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[Florida] Product Liability Cases To Watch In 2015 ($$)

Attorneys will also be watching as the Florida Supreme Court eyes critical cases that could change the way the state handles punitive damages in tobacco litigation
Law360
added Jan 2, 2015 22:57
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms $1M Award For Smoker's Family ($$)

said a trial court correctly ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. to pay all of a $1 million judgment to the family of a deceased smoker despite a jury's finding that he was partly liable for his smoking-induced ailments.
Law360
added Jun 25, 2013 07:09
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DeWITT: Florida tobacco lawsuits may help kill the "enterprise of death"

But the legal fees and jury awards, which now total more than $500 million, will keep adding up, Schlesinger said. Their prices will be tacked on to cigarettes, which will mean fewer smokers, and less revenue, and less money for lobbyists and lawyers an
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 29, 2013 16:14
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Reynolds loses 'Engle' case in Florida

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has received another legal setback in a long list of "Engle" jury verdicts in Florida. A Palm Beach County jury awarded $6 million in compensatory damages and $14 million in punitive damages Monday to plaintiff Gwendolyn Odom, a
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 27, 2014 20:00
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[Florida] Product Liability Group Of The Year: Jones Day ($$)

Jones Day's product liability team emerged victorious from a trip into uncharted territory when it notched a win for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in the first Engle progeny case to go to trial in federal court, bringing a sigh of relief to Big Tobacco compan
Law360
added Jan 15, 2013 06:34
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[Missouri] American Heart Association Celebrates "Tobacco 21" Public Health Victory in St. Louis City & County

Mayor Francis Slay took a major step last week in protecting St. Louis youth by signing Tobacco 21, thereby raising the minimum legal sale age of all tobacco products from 18 to 21 in St. Louis City. With the signing of this bill, the City of St. Louis j
PR Newswire
added Nov 29, 2016 03:09
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Supreme Court leaves intact Florida verdicts against tobacco companies

By turning away the cases, the high court left intact the rulings against R.J. Reynolds, part of Reynolds American Inc , and one against Lorillard Inc. The individual verdicts vary in size from a few thousand dollars to more than $25 million. The high c
Reuters
added Jun 9, 2014 19:08
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[New York] SCHWAB: A new smoking trend?

Dunkirk (NY) Observer
added May 6, 2012 19:21
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[Florida] US Supreme Court ends decades of delays, demands Big Tobacco pay verdicts

Nearly two decades after a Volusia County woman stopped breathing, the tobacco company courts said owed her family $17 million now will have to pay, and there’s no more getting around it. Jacqueline Miller was 64, not yet retired as a caretaker, when
Florida Times-Union
added Jun 13, 2014 11:20
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