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[Florida] BROWN, Plaintiff, V. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Defendant: VERDICT (PDF)

We, the Jury, return the following verdict: Was Arthur Brown addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine and, if so, was such addiction a legal cause of his COPD/emphysema? YES/NO Was Arthur Brown a citizen or resident of Florida when his COPD/emphys
Amazon CloudFront
added Mar 28, 2018 04:37
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[Australia] Measles among smokers linked to COPD risk

Childhood measles has been linked to an increased risk of developing chronic lung disease, but only in adults with asthma and a history of smoking. An Australian study of more than 8000 Tasmanians found childhood measles infection - a highly contagious
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 22, 2018 15:19
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[Florida] Tobacco Company Appeals $806,000 Verdict In Tobacco Suit ($$)

the trial court denied its motion to set aside the verdict in a suit where a woman claimed that her husband was addicted to cigarettes and that the addiction caused his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and death, according to the online docket
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 16, 2018 21:33
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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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Partners Collaborate on Program to Help African-Americans Quit Smoking

The American Lung Association is launching a joint effort with the National Urban League and the CVS Health Foundation aimed at reducing the smoking rate among African-Americans. The collaboration will provide free access to the American Lung Associatio
COPD News Today
added Mar 13, 2018 19:35
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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] 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] $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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[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] 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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