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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.
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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
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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
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added Mar 10, 2016 15:53
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hits Back At Engle Smoker's Bid For New Trial ($$)

objected Wednesday to an Engle progeny plaintiff’s request for a new trial, claiming she essentially asked a Florida federal judge to act as “a tenth juror” and ignore a February jury verdict that found her 100 percent responsible for her respiratory dise
Law360
added May 15, 2015 12:22
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[Florida] Lake Worth ex-smoker wins fraction of what she sought from cigarette-maker

While a Palm Beach County jury awarded Minnie Ford $1.023 million in damages last week after a roughly two-week-long trial, it decided that she was 85 percent responsible for her ailments which keep her tethered to an oxygen tank. So, the award was reduc
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Nov 21, 2016 21:16
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[Florida] J.R. Ewing Died From Tobacco Conspiracy, Attorney Tells Jurors in Trial over COPD

“Almost a half a century ago, defendants, R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris had a choice to make. The choice was whether they were going to reveal, or whether they were going to conceal,” Richard Diaz, of The Law Offices of Richard J. Diaz, told jurors. “T
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added Jan 22, 2016 03:14
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[Florida] Boynton man loses legal fight against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco

A 70-year-old suburban Boynton Beach man this week lost a legal battle to get cigarette giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay for health problems he suffers after decades of smoking. In a verdict this week, a Palm Beach County Circuit Court jury rejected
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 9, 2016 16:55
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[Florida] "No Doubt:" In Trial Against RJR, Dr. Says Train Engineer's Smoking, Not Job, Caused COPD

A Harvard pulmonologist testified this week he has "no doubt in his mind" that a former railroad worker who was a 3-pack-a-day smoker now suffers from emphysema because of his 30-year smoking history, rather than exposure to locomotive fumes, as trial con
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added Sep 2, 2016 21:35
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[Florida] Former Railroad Worker's Suit Against R.J. Reynolds Time-Barred, Defense Claims in Trial Over COPD

Attorneys battled Wednesday over whether the statute of limitations bars a former smoker's suit against R.J. Reynolds for the respiratory disease that renders him dependent on an oxygen tank, as trial opened in the case. Hackimer v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA
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added Aug 27, 2016 18:11
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[Florida] Widow Tells Jury RJ Reynolds Caused Husband's Fatal Cancer ($$)

told jurors that Don Gamble began smoking as a teenager, became hopelessly addicted to cigarettes, and eventually developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer.
Law360
added Feb 26, 2016 18:14
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