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[Florida] Big Tobacco Faces Long Odds In 11th Circ. Engle Appeals ($$)

alleging they were denied due process and hit with unfair damages awards in Engle progeny cases will make their case to the Eleventh Circuit on Friday, but experts say they're unlikely to succeed given both Eleventh Circuit precedent and Florida state cou
Law360
added Oct 17, 2014 14:42
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[Florida] Longtime smoker Rizzuto wins $12.5M verdict in cigarettes trial

A jury of six people found that two cigarette companies were largely responsible for John Rizzuto's lung disease and awarded him more than $12 million late Friday. The jury in Hernando County decided that Philip Morris USA and Liggett Group owes Rizzuto
Baynews 9 (Tampa, FL)
added Aug 24, 2013 11:14
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[Florida] Fort Lauderdale woman's big money verdict against tobacco company tossed out

A state appellate court ruled Wednesday that a new jury should decide how much in damages to award a Fort Lauderdale woman who had won a whopping $300 million verdict against tobacco giant Philip Morris.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Dec 12, 2012 21:57
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[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Asks Full 11th Circ. Panel To Mull Preemption

An en banc panel of the Eleventh Circuit should review the appeals court's recent finding that federal law preempts tort liability claims over cigarette smoking because Congress did not seek to ban the sale of cigarettes...Earl Graham, who had sued Reyno
Law360
added May 2, 2015 15:43
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[Florida] Smoker's Widow Gets $340K Verdict In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

The jury ruled that Merle Zamboni’s husband, Robert Edward Hoover, was addicted to cigarettes, which was a legal cause of his fatal lung cancer, putting Hoover in the so-called Engle progeny of smokers. Hoover was 60 percent liable for his death, but Phi
Law360
added Feb 28, 2015 19:50
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of February 9

J.Stern-McKeever Jonathan Stern, representing Philip Morris, tells jurors in opening statements that Theodore McKeever, the smoker at the center of Vickie McKeever's Engle progeny suit, lied to his wife regarding his attempts to quit smoking... McManni
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 15, 2015 19:10
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[Florida] NAUGLE v PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC. (PDF)

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
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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.
Reuters
added May 19, 2015 19:33
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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
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[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
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