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Florida Jury Awards $6.4 Million To Estate In Tobacco Suit ($$)

awarded the estate of a man who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) $6.4 million after finding that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s role in a conspiracy among tobacco companies to hide the dangers of smoking led to the man’s disease and dea
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 30, 2016 22:26
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds At Fault For Chain Smoker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

The family of man who died of lung disease after smoking up to three packs of cigarettes every day since he was 10 urged a Florida jury on Thursday to find R.J. Reynolds liable for his illness, saying tobacco companies conspired to hide cigarettes' addict
Law360
added Sep 18, 2016 13:50
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe $4.7M For Woman's Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

saying the tobacco companies concealed the dangers of tobacco use until she was hopelessly addicted. Andrew Rainer of Brody Hardoon Perkins & Kesten LLP told jurors in Jacksonville, Florida, that Myra Sermons' estate deserves payment for her loss of qual
Law360
added Jul 1, 2016 16:01
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[Indiana] Smoking ranks as the number one cause of COPD

In June, the American Lung Association released a disheartening report about the rise of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in women. The report showed that women are 37 percent more likely to have COPD than men and account for more than half of all d
Goshen (IN) News
added Sep 26, 2013 01:24
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[Florida] Attorneys Argue Whether Claim Against RJR is Time Barred, as COPD Trial Opens

Attorneys argued whether a suit against R.J. Reynolds over a Florida woman’s respiratory disease is time barred, as trial in a suit by the woman’s widower opened this week against the tobacco powerhouse. Konzelman v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-019620.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 8, 2016 00:29
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[Florida] Medical Issues Force Mistrial in COPD Case Against R.J. Reynolds

Judge John Krest declared a mistrial Tuesday when Jones Day’s Kevin Boyce declared unforeseen medical issues would render him unable to continue with trial in the case, which opened on Friday. “It would create some major difficulties for the defendant n
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 3, 2016 16:45
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[Florida] Reasons Behind Nurse's Smoking Take Center Stage as Trial Against Tobacco Makers Opens

Mary Howles, 73, a nurse for more than two decades, began smoking in the 1950s and continued the habit until 1991, four years before doctors diagnosed her with lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. She claims tobacco marketing a
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 13, 2016 20:40
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Caused Ex-Smoker's Lung Ailment, Jury Told ($$)

During opening arguments in Miami, an attorney for Thomas Hardin said his client was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 1996. Thomas Hardin grew up in rural Alabama and began smoking at the age of 9, he said. Allan B. Kaiser of The
Law360
added Jun 4, 2015 14:09
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[Florida] $3M Verdict Slaps R.J. Reynolds in Trial Over Ex-Corrections Officer's Emphysema, Death

Jurors Friday awarded $3 million to the widow of a former correctional officer for the role they found R.J. Reynolds played in his emphysema and death, but they declined to find punitive damages were warranted against the tobacco giant. Smith v. R.J. Reyn
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 26, 2016 23:36
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[Florida] Lifelong Smoker Says Tobacco Cos. Hooked Her At Age 10 ($$)

A former hairdresser who lit her first cigarette when she was 10 years old urged a Florida jury on Thursday to find R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable for her lung disease... Howard M. Acosta, attorney for Elizabeth Ann Smith, told jurors in Palm Beac
Law360
added Feb 5, 2016 20:57
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