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[Florida] DOUGLAS V. R.J. REYNOLDS AND PHILIP MORRIS VERDICT Trial 10/19/17 – 11/02/17

Verdict Reached For Plaintiff. Damages : $131,371.29 Comparative Fault: June Douglas 90% PM USA 4% RJ Reynolds 6%
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 16, 2017 18:05
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[Florida] QUACKENBUSH V. R.J. REYNOLDS VERDICT Trial 11/08/17 – 11/20/17

Verdict For Plaintiff: Comparative Fault - Robert Quackenbush 80% RJ Reynolds 20% Damages: Lost Earnings Robert Quackenbush $27,152.00... Punitive Damages : Yes Phase 2 Verdict: Punitive Damages $930,000.00
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 16, 2017 18:03
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[Florida] WALLACE V. PHILIP MORRIS VERDICT Trial 10/05/17 – 10/20/17

plaintiff claims defendant tobacco companies concealed the dangers of smoking, causing Robert Wallace's nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease. Outcome Phase 1 Verdict $12,000,000.00 Comparative Fault: PM USA 66% RJ Reynolds 33% Robert Douglas 1
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 16, 2017 18:00
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North Carolina shows slight improvement in anti-tobacco funding

A small legislative funding commitment toward tobacco-prevention initiatives was the catalyst for a small improvement in North Carolina’s ranking in an annual report. North Carolina improved from 47th to 43rd among the states in terms of how much it fund
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 16, 2017 17:00
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[North Carolina] British American Tobacco projects fiscal 2017 to end with revenue growth

BAT completed July 25 its $54.5 billion purchase of the 57.8 percent of Reynolds it did not already hold. Legacy Reynolds shareholders own 19 percent of BAT. The London manufacturer said in July 2016 that instead of issuing quarterly interim management
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 16, 2017 15:43
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[Tennessee] Say goodbye to smoking on Memphis UT Health Science campus Jan. 1

The policy is sweeping, covering 55 acres of the medical district campus, including sidewalks and parking lots adjacent to university buildings. Also prohibited is smoking, as well as e-cigarettes, in personal vehicles...bans advertising, selling and off
Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal
added Dec 16, 2017 15:36
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Florida Supreme Court Refuses To Take Up Tobacco Case

In a victory for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the Florida Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case that initially involved a more than $23 billion verdict...A three-judge panel of the appeals court blasted an attorney for the estate, pointing
WJCT Public Broadcasting (Jacksonville, FL)
added Dec 16, 2017 00:41
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[Florida] Fla. High Court Limits Reductions Of Awards In Engle Cases ($$)

ruled that the trial court erred when it reduced Joan Schoeff's compensatory damages award against [RJR] by 25 percent because of her husband's comparative fault... The comparative fault statute is “unequivocal” and does not apply to intentional torts
Law360
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] JOAN SCHOEFF, etc., Petitioner, vs. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Respondent. (PDF)

We find that the comparative fault statute does not apply to Engle progeny cases in which the jury finds for the plaintiff on the intentional torts...The reprehensibility component of our analysis is supported by the fact that RJR increased the addictiv
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Nab New Trials In Fla. Suits ($$)

appeals court Wednesday reversed nearly $47 million in damages awards against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris and ordered new trials in two Engle progeny suits against the tobacco companies.
Law360
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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