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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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[Sudan] The relationship between regular second-hand smoke exposure at home and indictors of lung function in healthy school boys in Khartoum

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Tobacco Control
added Feb 11, 2012 00:00
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[Florida] Jury Sides With Tobacco Companies, Says Plaintiff Not A Member Of Engle Class ($$)

answered “no” to the question of whether a plaintiff was addicted to smoking and whether smoking was the legal cause of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema (John Joseph Damiano Jr. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2011-
Lexis Nexis
added May 30, 2018 20:25
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Florida Appeals Panel Upholds Summary Judgment In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

affirmed summary judgment for a tobacco company in an Engle progeny suit in which a woman claimed that her husband developed emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and died because of his addiction to cigarettes made by the tobacco com
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 12, 2018 21:17
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[Florida] Jury Finds Smoker's COPD Time-Barred, Giving RJR A Win ($$)

a woman who died after smoking Winstons for decades should have known she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder before the 1990 cutoff for membership in the Engle class, even though she was not diagnosed until 1993. Totsie Fleming, born in 1932, smo
Law360
added Feb 11, 2017 00:57
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Florida Appeals Panel Affirms $11 Million Engle Progeny Verdict ($$)

affirmed an $11 million verdict for a woman who claimed that she was addicted to cigarettes made by a tobacco company and that her addiction was the cause of her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Elaine Jordan, No. 1D
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 16, 2018 21:59
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[Florida] Lies, Addiction Led to Smoker's Lung Transplant, Atty Argues as Trial Opens Against R.J. Reynolds

Dawn Schlefstein was a regular smoker by the time she was 16...her family contends Reynolds...caused her emphysema by conspiring to hide the dangers of smoking for much of her life, while engineering their product to be addictive.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 19, 2018 21:27
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Florida Jury Awards $13.5 Million To Widow Of Addicted Smoker ($$)

awarded $13.5 million to the widow of a man who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after finding that he was addicted to cigarettes that were made by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (Margaret Brown v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2017 3000
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 30, 2018 02:26
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[Florida] 11th Circuit upholds ruling against tobacco companies in COPD case

upheld a jury award in the case of a woman who sued three tobacco companies claiming smoking their cigarettes caused chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Pauline Burkhart was one of many individuals who moved forward with an individual lawsuit a
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Mar 15, 2018 23:14
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[Florida] 11th Circuit affirms statute of limitations ruling in tobacco case

affirmed a 2015 jury finding that a lawsuit accusing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co of fraudulently concealing information about the harmful risks of smoking was barred by the statute of limitations. Circuit Judges Gerald Bard Tjoflat and Robin Rosenbaum of th
Reuters
added Sep 26, 2017 15:46
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