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[Florida] Jury Adds $3.2M Punitive Damages To Philip Morris Verdict ($$)

awarding a total of $11 million to the family of an ex-smoker who had two lung transplants after decades of smoking....The award was significantly less than the $22 million Laura Shamp, attorney for plaintiff Elaine Jordan, had asked for during closing ar
Law360
added Aug 4, 2015 14:20
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[Florida] Cig Addiction Caused Engle Plaintiff's Illnesses, Jury Told ($$)

Ed Caprio's addiction to cigarettes is so bad that despite suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, he ended decades of smoking only 28 days ago, before his latest New Year's resolution to quit, his attorney said in Florida court Wednesday in
Law360
added Jan 29, 2015 12:52
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[California, Florida] Cigarette Companies See Lawsuits Over Mesothelioma and Cancer From Asbestos in Filters

In the last few months, two major legal decisions have put cigarette companies and their role in smokers’ mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer into sharp focus.
Mesothelioma.net
added Sep 23, 2017 00:38
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[Florida] Attorneys Battle Over RJR's Role in Woman's Fatal Respiratory Disease, as Trial Against Tobacco Giant Begins

over what caused a Florida woman to smoke for six decades and continue smoking even as she needed supplemental oxygen for her respiratory disease, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds over its role in the woman’s death. Durrance v. R.J. Reynolds, 11-26-
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 28, 2017 21:22
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe Smoker $8.5M For Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

saying that the cigarette companies tricked her into getting hooked on their deadly product. Plaintiff Mary Howles was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1995, and has suffered with worsening chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ever since, her attorney Alex
Law360
added Nov 11, 2016 13:07
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[Florida] Smoker's Daughters Fight To Get Defense Verdict Overturned ($$)

The daughters of a smoker who died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease asked a Florida appeals court Tuesday to overturn a defense verdict in favor of Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., arguing the trial court erred in its instructions
Law360
added Oct 5, 2016 01:50
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[Florida] Doctor “Sure” Smoker Had Lung Cancer Before Bar Date in Trial Against Tobacco Cos.

Dr. Allan Goldman, a Tampa pulmonologist, said the lung cancer and emphysema doctors found in Elizabeth Smith in December 1997 likely developed well before the November 21, 1996 bar date of Smith’s suit against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, makers of
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 11, 2016 16:52
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Persuades Jury Ex-Smoker Doesn't Have COPD ($$

Jurors reached the decision Tuesday shortly after closing arguments wrapped in the case, during which R.J. Reynolds attorney Frank T. Bayuk of King & Spalding LLP told jurors that Cynthia Green did not have COPD before the Engle class action cutoff date,
Law360
added Nov 25, 2015 14:45
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[Cuba, Florida] R.J. Reynolds Hid Deadly Risks From Ex-Smoker, Jury Told ($$)

The family of a Cuban-American ex-smoker who died of lung disease urged jurors to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his death... the companies had engaged a public relations firm to sow doubt for decades about cigarettes' link to diseases includin
Law360
added Aug 12, 2015 12:05
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[Florida] Philip Morris Owes Ex-Smoker $8M Plus Punitives, Jury Finds ($$)

The $7.8 million verdict marked the end of the first phase of the Engle progeny trial in Jacksonville, Florida, and set the stage for a punitive damages phase to begin on Monday. Elaine Jordan has suffered with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a d
Law360
added Aug 3, 2015 15:39
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