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Sick Ex-Smoker Blames R.J. Reynolds 'Propaganda' ($$)

saying in opening arguments Monday that tobacco companies' decades-long "propaganda" campaign fooled him into believing smoking wasn't dangerous. During opening arguments in Broward County, Florida, the attorney for plaintiff Thomas Ryan, Gary Paige of Go
Law360
added Mar 31, 2015 14:17
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[Florida] $10.5 Million Award for Family of Woman Who Smoked 21 Different Brands

assigned $3 million each in punitive damages to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. The jury also provided $1.5 million to Glodine McCoy's 87-year-old widower for the pain and suffering of losing his wife in 1997.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 22, 2015 19:36
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[Florida] Judith Berger v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.: ORDER (PDF)

Because PM USA acknowledges that I have already rejected many of its arguments, I discuss most fully PM USA’s argument that federal law impliedly preempts Mrs. Berger’s negligence and strict liability claims.
Amazon CloudFront
added May 9, 2016 10:47
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[Canada] Pot and tobacco: How much damage can a lung cell take?

A new machine at Health Sciences North is lighting up to help researchers learn more about lung exposure to cigarette and marijuana smoke. Dr. Leslie Sutherland, a researcher with the hospital's Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada (AMRIC), is
Northern Life (ca)
added Sep 30, 2015 16:11
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[Florida] Addiction Caused Smoker’s Deadly COPD, Argues Plaintiff’s Attorney

Keith Mitnick tells jurors that Patricia Dawn Allen’s addiction to cigarettes was a cause of her fatal chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mitnick represents Andy Allen, who is suing tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, claiming thei
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 2, 2014 20:26
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[Florida] Philip Morris Fights For New Trial After $27M Verdict

said that the court has a duty to correct the award of roughly $6 million on compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages to decades-long smoker Judith Berger, who suffered chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a result.
Law360
added Dec 3, 2014 19:06
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[Florida] North Miami man’s case against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds will continue

Everett Belanger successfully appealed a 2011 ruling from Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Beatrice Butchko, who dismissed Belanger’s claim that cigarettes made him sick. In finding 2-1 on behalf of Belanger this week, the Third District Court of Appeal noted t
Miami (FL) Herald
added Feb 12, 2014 19:57
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[Florida] BREAKING UPDATE: $10M Punitive Verdict Boosts Award Against RJR to $13M in Fatal COPD Trial

The punitive verdict, which exceeded the $8.8 million in punitives Kelley/Uustal's Eric Rosen requested in Friday morning's closings, followed about an hour of deliberations.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 23, 2016 17:43
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[Florida] Smoker Who Died from Cancer Driven by Addiction, Says Doctor in Trial Against Tobacco Cos.

A pulmonologist who treated a woman who smoked up to two packs of cigarettes a day for 40 years testified he would consider such a smoker, “by definition,” addicted to nicotine, as trial over the woman's fatal cancer continued against the nation’s largest
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 14, 2016 13:31
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Beats $10M Claim Over Unfiltered Cigarette Smoker's Lung Cancer Death

Jurors Tuesday absolved R.J. Reynolds of liability for the cancer death of a Florida heavy equipment operator who smoked unfiltered cigarettes for decades. Gamble v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA-003848. Jurors needed less than an hour to conclude Donald Gambl
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 10, 2016 15:53
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