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[Florida] Speedy Tobacco Trial Ends in $2.2M Verdict

Fort Lauderdale attorneys won a $2.2 million verdict in an unusually fast-paced tobacco wrongful-death trial. The Kelley/Uustal plaintiffs team secured the win after seven trial days, including the jury's deliberation, lead attorney Eric Rosen said. Hund
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:26
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Florida Appeals Panel Upholds $14 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

affirmed a $14 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit without explanation and certified a conflict with another suit over comparative fault (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al. v. Ina E. Ahrens, No. 2D16-1651, Fla. App., 2nd Dist., 2017 Fla. App. LEXIS 10
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 17, 2017 17:31
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[Florida] Fla. Court Ruling Doesn't Affect Tobacco Case, 11th Circ. Told ($$)

A widower whose wife died of smoking-related lung cancer told the Eleventh Circuit on Monday that a recent Florida Supreme Court ruling that federal law does not preempt Engle progeny plaintiffs' strict liability and negligence claims against tobacco comp
Law360
added May 3, 2017 11:41
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[Florida] $3M, Plus Potential Punitives, Handed Down Against RJR for Smoker's Illness; Philip Morris Cleared of Responsibility

A state court jury Thursday awarded $3 million in compensatory damages to a Florida smoker’s widow, and found punitives potentially warranted for the role R.J. Reynolds played in his smoking-related illness. But, it absolved the tobacco giant of his death
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 21, 2017 18:27
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... smoker against Philip Morris USA Inc. in a blow to the tobacco company’s lawyers at Shook Hardy...
Law360
added Apr 14, 2017 17:24
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[Florida] SANTORO V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL.

plaintiff claims defendant cigarette companies hid the hazards of smoking, leading to addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 16, 2017 21:23
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[Florida] Philip Morris Beats $19M Engle Progeny Suit At Trial ($$)

not liable in a $19 million Engle progeny trial brought by the widow and daughter of a chain-smoking clothing store owner who died of lung cancer, a Miami jury decided on Thursday. The verdict came after emotional closing arguments, during which the plai
Law360
added Sep 23, 2016 22:03
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[Florida] Split Decision: Philip Morris Hit for $1.5M, but RJR Cleared in Trial Over Fatal Cancer

A Florida jury Tuesday found nicotine addiction and Philip Morris cigarettes caused a 40-year smoker's fatal cancer and awarded her widower $1.5 million in compensatory damages. But, it rejected any punitive payout and cleared R.J. Reynolds of liability.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 21, 2016 13:43
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

Lions of the courtroom were out in force this week, winning over juries in an Engle progeny case... Lions Counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. won a round in a nearly $5...
Law360
added Jul 7, 2016 23:19
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[Florida] $133K Award a Sliver of the Millions Sought in Cancer Trial Against Tobacco Companies

Jurors awarded $133,300 to the family of Myra Sermons after concluding nicotine addiction and decades of smoking cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris caused Sermons’ lung cancer and emphysema. Sermons began smoking at about 18 and continue
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 7, 2016 23:01
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