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[Florida] Smokers Can Rely On Engle To Prove Liability, 11th Circ. Says ($$)

The appeals court, sitting en banc, reversed an earlier panel ruling that had said Earl Graham, whose wife died of smoking-related lung cancer and was part of the original Engle class, could not rely on the jury's conclusions in Engle v. Liggett Group In
Law360
added May 19, 2017 05:30
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[Florida] LAWRENCE V. R.J. REYNOLDS

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette manufacturer's concealment of smoking's dangers caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 25, 2017 02:29
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[Florida] Justices Deal Blow To Tobacco Industry

Ruling in a Broward County case that involved the lung-cancer death of a smoker, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law does not prevent strict-liability and negligence claims in what are known as "Engle progeny" lawsuits in Florida.
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:50
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[Florida] Jurors Hit RJR with $3M Compensatory Verdict, Deadlock on Punitives in Trial Over Smoker's Fatal Cancer

A day after awarding $3 million in compensatory damages for the role R.J. Reynolds played in the lung cancer death of a 46-year-old smoker, Florida state court jurors Wednesday declared themselves at an impasse over punitive damages, forcing a mistrial in
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added Mar 30, 2017 11:10
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[Florida] $5.4M Verdict, Plus Potential Punitives, Slaps Tobacco Cos. for Woman's Lung Cancer Death

Jurors awarded $5.4 million in compensatory damages to the family of a 2-pack-a-day smoker who died of lung cancer, and found punitive damages potentially warranted after concluding the nation's largest tobacco companies concealed the dangers of the cigar
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added Feb 17, 2017 04:30
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[Florida] $6M+ Award to Smoker's Widower After $650K Punitive Verdict Against Tobacco Cos.

Friday awarded $650,000 in punitive damages on top of a nearly $5.5 million compensatory judgment earlier in the week to the widower of a woman with a half-century smoking habit that left her with coronary heart disease and lung cancer. Martin v. Philip
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added Nov 23, 2016 18:10
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[Canada] New York’s Claims Against Indian Companies Fail, Magistrate Judge Says ($$)

All claims by the State of New York alleging that two Indian enterprises are running a contraband cigarette ring that illegally brings millions of dollars’ worth of cigarettes into New York from Canada should be dismissed because the state fails to plausi
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 2, 2016 22:14
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HERNANDEZ: Why The Florida Supreme Court Shouldn't Undo Daubert

There have also been significant and noteworthy trial court orders addressing Daubert...judge entirely excluded an addiction expert in a tobacco litigation matter. See Wendel v. R.J. Reynolds...finding the expert was unqualified to opine on nicotine addic
Law360
added Jul 16, 2016 01:43
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[Florida] RJR, Philip Morris Ask 11th Circ. To Curb Engle Liability ($$)

R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris told the Eleventh Circuit Tuesday that allowing individual plaintiffs to use the landmark Engle tobacco class action's jury findings — which they called “ambiguous on their face” — to establish strict liability and negligen
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 03:46
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[Florida] BREAKING: Smoking Lawyer's Widow, Kids Awarded $21M In Engle Trial ($$)

A Florida jury awarded $21 million to the widow and children of a chain-smoking lawyer who died of lung cancer, finding R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. liable for his death and saying the companies also deserved punitive damages. The
Law360
added Apr 27, 2016 20:26
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