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R.J. Reynolds Settles Engle Progeny Suit In Florida State Court ($$)

settled with a tobacco company before the jury was scheduled to hear closing arguments in a suit where the plaintiff claimed the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her mother that led to her illness and death (Linda Bean v. R.J. Reynolds Toba
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 15, 2017 17:22
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[Florida] BREAKING: RJR Thumped with $14M Verdict & Possible Punitives for COPD that Forced Lung Transplant

was found liable for nearly $14 million in compensatory damages, plus potential punitives, after jurors found the tobacco giant responsible for the respiratory disease that forced a South Florida smoker to undergo a lung transplant. Schlefstein v. R.J. R
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 3, 2018 00:43
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[Florida] Tobacco companies lose appeal in ‘Engle' case

The appeals court ruled in favor of Pauline Burkhart, who began smoking in the 1950s and continued until the 1990s and alleged that smoking caused the disease commonly known as COPD. A jury ruled in Burkhart’s favor, awarding $5 million in compensatory
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Mar 8, 2018 03:43
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[Florida] Jurors Award Ex-Smoker $375K But Find Her 90% at Fault for Her COPD in Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

Jurors Thursday linked R.J. Reynolds cigarettes to a Florida smoker’s lung disease, but they placed the majority of blame on the smoker, and their $375,000 verdict was a fraction of what she sought against the tobacco giant. Rozar v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014CA
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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RJR Prevails at Trial Over Florida Woman's Death, As Jury Rejects Link Between Its Cigs and Her COPD

needed about nine hours to conclude that while Vivian Gay was addicted to cigarettes, Reynolds' cigarettes did not cause her death from complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 31, 2018 20:33
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Florida Jury Finds For Tobacco Company In Tobacco Suit ($$)

found that a woman who was addicted to cigarettes knew or should have known that she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by the Engle claim cutoff date (Angela Durance v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 11-26-GCS, Fla. 10th Jud. Cir., Highlan
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 9, 2017 18:18
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Avoids Liability for Smoker's COPD Death as Jurors Declare Suit Time Barred

Durrance v. R.J. Reynolds, 11-26-GCS. The 10th Circuit Court jury deliberated for less than four hours before concluding that Totsie Fleming knew or should have known she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, on or before May 5, 1990, the
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 8, 2017 23:55
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Appeal $35M Sick Smoker Case

Philip Morris USA and Liggett Group LLC are challenging a 2nd District Court of Appeal ruling last month in favor of Richard Boatright, who developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age 39 because of smoking and had to undergo two double-lung tr
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 18, 2017 17:54
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[Florida] WWII Hero's Family Awarded $6M in Trial Against RJR Over Heart and Lung Disease

handed down a $6 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds for the role jurors found the tobacco giant played in the illness a decorated World War II veteran developed after smoking cigarettes for more than a half century. Fox v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-026348
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 24, 2017 19:10
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[Florida] $41.7M Award Against RJR for Smoker's COPD One of Largest Engle Tobacco Verdicts in Three Years

a nearly $27.8 million punitive verdict, capping a $41.7 million total award against the tobacco giant for its role in the respiratory disease that jurors found forced a Florida woman to undergo a lung transplant. Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-022
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 7, 2018 16:44
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