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the foreperson asked to speak with the judge about something “wrong” that occurred during the trial. The plaintiff seeks to pervert the purpose of the rule to prevent any inquiry into potential misconduct...The petition for writ of certiorari is denied
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Mar 20, 2014 13:11

Transnational Tobacco Company Interests in Smokeless Tobacco in Europe: Analysis of Internal Industry Documents and Contemporary Industry Materials

BAT's early interest in introducing SLT in Europe was based on the potential for creating an alternative form of tobacco use in light of declining cigarette sales and social restrictions on smoking, with young people a key target. We conclude that by inve
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Sep 11, 2013 13:11

[Florida] $36M Total Verdict, Largest CVN-Covered Engle Award So Far in '17, Smacks Tobacco Cos. in Lung Cancer Trial

verdicts totaling $36 million to the family of a smoker who died from lung cancer they claim was caused by a sweeping conspiracy to hide the dangers of cigarettes. Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA052862. The award includes $12 million in compensatory da
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 24, 2017 13:51

Florida appeals court won’t toss $12.5 million verdict over closing remarks

Florida appeals court has affirmed a $12.5 million verdict favoring a smoker with heart disease after concluding that his counsel’s closing remarks were not so prejudicial that defendant Philip Morris USA Inc. was denied a fair trial.
added May 19, 2015 19:33

[Florida] Ill smoker's lawsuit set for trial in Hernando

On Monday, the 66-year-old Spring Hill resident will walk into the Hernando County Government Center, hoping a jury will find that the manufacturers of the cigarettes he smoked for years are partly to blame for his lung disease. Observers say Rizzuto vs.
St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Aug 10, 2013 01:00

Times-Union investigation: How big tobacco got its way in Florida Legislature ($$)

In 2009, tobacco lobbyists aggressively pushed a bill that drastically capped the amount four tobacco companies have to pay to appeal certain court judgments . . . SB 2198, was authored by Sen. Mike Haridopolos but written by the tobacco lobby.
Florida Times-Union
added Dec 30, 2012 15:08

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Slammed With $9M Verdict In Engle Trial ($$)

hit R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. with a total of $3 million in punitive damages in an Engle progeny trial over a longtime smoker's lung cancer death, adding to a $6.1 million compensatory verdict awarded in the...
added Sep 24, 2016 15:06

[Virginia] Altria and other companies settle 400 smoker lawsuits in Florida

Philip Morris has paid about $13.8 million in judgments in those Engle cases, according to the company’s annual report to shareholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. The company said it will record a charge against its re
added Feb 26, 2015 07:58

FORM 10-Q: Overview of Altria Group, Inc. and/or PM USA Tobacco-Related Litigation

Plaintiffs’ theories of recovery and the defenses raised in pending smoking and health, health care cost recovery and “Lights/Ultra Lights” cases are discussed below. The table below lists the number of certain tobacco-related cases pending in the United
Altria Group, Inc.
added Apr 30, 2014 12:08

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask 11th Circ. To Reverse $3M Punitive Award ($$)

said Cheryl Searcy, whose mother Carol LaSard died of smoking-related lung cancer, should not have been awarded punitive damages because she did not present evidence that LaSard in particular was damaged by the tobacco companies' alleged conspiracy to con
added Feb 16, 2014 12:09
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