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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Announces That Jurors Hold Philip Morris USA Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy

returned a verdict of $27,010,000.14 ... “The addition of 14 cents is just as meaningful as the $20 million before it,” stated Mr. Byrd. “The jury understood our society should protect 14 year olds, not target them for profits as the cigarette industry do
Business Wire
added Sep 19, 2014 18:00
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[Florida] Counsel Debate Illness and Damages As Engle Progeny Tobacco Suit Goes to the Jury

Paul suffered from a smoking-related respiratory disease for 20 years, including the last half-decade of his life that “bordered on the horrific,” Baum’s attorney told jurors in closing arguments before asking for up to $24.9 million in compensatory damag
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 6, 2014 14:52
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[Florida] Jurors Award $240K, Find Smoker 98% Responsible for COPD in Trial Against Tobacco Giants

Jurors found James “J.R.” Ewing’s nicotine addiction caused his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, but determined the disease did not cause Ewing’s death in 2009. And while jurors concluded R.J. Reynolds cigarettes were responsible for Ewing
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added Jan 30, 2016 06:02
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[Florida] Trio of Tobacco Companies Cleared in $15M Lung Cancer and COPD Suit

Jurors answered “no” to the initial questions of whether Fannie Collar, a smoker for 50 years according to her attorneys, was addicted to nicotine and whether that addiction caused her lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Collar, 81, w
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:03
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[Florida] Smoker's Widower Awarded $1.5M In Engle Trial ($$)

The jury in Fort Lauderdale reached the decision after about a day of deliberations. Philip Morris was 25 percent responsible for Virginia Varner's death, and Varner herself bears the other 75 percent of the blame, jurors found.
Law360
added Jul 20, 2016 10:04
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[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $4 Million Verdict Against 3 Cigarette Companies

jury found that Nicholas Perrotto was addicted to cigarette smoking and that smoking cigarettes manufactured by the companies were the legal cause of Perrotto's lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
MarketWired
added Nov 26, 2014 17:07
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[Florida] Illness Cuts Plaintiff's Testimony Short in COPD Tobacco Trial | Engle Review for the Week of May 11

Ethel Gray was testifying under cross-examination when she appeared to be in physical distress and said she felt like she may pass out....came after about two hours of testimony, including about 40 minutes of cross-examination.
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added May 16, 2015 09:07
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[Florida] Smoker's Lung Transplant and Cigarette Industry Marketing Detailed as Engle Tobacco Trial Opens

Philip Gerson delivers the opening statement on behalf of his client, Tina Russo, who claims Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds are liable for her mother's COPD / Miami—Trial opened Friday in a woman’s suit seeking millions from two tobacco manufacturers s
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added Apr 16, 2015 13:56
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[Florida] Lung Transplant Recipient Awarded $11M in Suit Against Philip Morris

A decades-long smoker whose respiratory disease required two lung transplants won $11 million in her suit against cigarette maker Philip Morris as trial concluded Monday. Elaine Jordan v. Philip Morris, 2013-CA-008093.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 6, 2015 13:37
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[Florida] RJR Burned for $25M in Punitives, $46.5M Total, in Couple’s COPD Tobacco Suit

Jurors found R.J. Reynolds liable for $25 million in punitive damages early Tuesday afternoon in a couple’s suit against the tobacco manufacturer for the respiratory disease they contend was caused by the company's cigarettes and fraud. Ryan v. R.J. Reyn
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 22, 2015 09:26
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