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STARBUCK, Plaintiff, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al., Defendants: MEMORANDUM RE: DEFENDANTS' NOTICE OF INVOKING SECTION 768.73(2), FLORIDA STATUTES (DOC. 314) AND PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE (DOC. 324)(PDF)

That means that the Defendants' previous payments of punitive damage awards does not shield them from paying further punitive damages here (were a jury so to conclude).
Amazon CloudFront
added Oct 5, 2018 01:31
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[Florida] GWENDOLYN E. ODOM, etc., Petitioner, vs. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Respondent.

we quash the decision of the Fourth District and remand with instructions to reinstate the final judgment. We also disapprove Webb and Putney to the extent they are inconsistent with this opinion. Finally, we award Odom attorney’s fees for the appeal o
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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[Florida] HAREWOOD v REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Individually and as successor by merger to BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION, individually and as Successor by merger to THE AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY: VERDICT (PDF)

Was Glenn Simmons addicted to cigarettes manufactured by Brown & Williamson containing nicotine, and, if so, was such an addiction a legal cause of his oral cavity cancer? Yes - - /- - No - - - - If your answer to Question 1 was NO, you should
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 20, 2018 22:48
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[Florida] Elsa Chacon, etc., Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. Philip Morris USA, Inc., Appellee/Cross-Appellant: An appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Jerald Bagley, Judge. (PDF)

Satisfying either Florida citizenship or Florida residency is sufficient to allow a plaintiff to then proceed to prove the timing of the manifestation or diagnosis of the smoking-related illness in relation to the Engle class membership cutoff date of
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 14, 2018 18:33
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[Massachusetts] AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, et. al. v. FDA: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER (PDF)

in light of the timeline originally set forth by Congress, the FDA’s current timeline (and work completed thus far), the human health and welfare at stake, and the lack of competing priorities enumerated in the FDA’s brief, the FDA has failed the TRAC
Courthouse News
added Sep 8, 2018 20:30
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CHERYL SEARCY, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al., Defendants-Appellants: Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (PDF)

We reject Defendants’ due process arguments because...the use of the Engle findings to establish the conduct elements of the progeny plaintiffs’ tort claims is a constitutionally permissible application of res judicata. We reject Defendants’ assertion t
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 7, 2018 02:55
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[Florida] FRANCES BESSENT-DIXON, Plaintiff, V. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al.: JURY VERDICT FORM (PDF)

We, the jury, return the following verdict: Was Tyrone Dixon addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine and, if so, was such addiction a legal cause of his laryngeal cancer and death? YES/...Please state whether the fraudulent concealment or omission o
Amazon CloudFront
added Aug 24, 2018 16:02
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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, et al., v. FDA: MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (PDF)

But the new policy announced in the Guidance allows whole classes of the very products that are creating and sustaining this epidemic to remain on the market for years without the public-health review mandated by Congress. This Court should vacate the
Keller and Heckman LLP
added Aug 3, 2018 17:52
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[New York] CLASH v. HUD: COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF (PDF)

Plaintiffs are therefore entitled...to a judgment (i) holding that the Smoking Ban is arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion; and (ii) vacating the Smoking Ban; or, in the alternative, modifying the Smoking Ban to eliminate the prohibition on
NYC C.L.A.S.H.
added Jul 23, 2018 19:16
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[Florida] DAVID CANTA, et al., Petitioners, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., et al., Respondents: PETITIONERS’ BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

Third District’s opinion will strike at the heart of one of the most important associational rights of over 100 Engle-progeny plaintiffs...will significantly delay the adjudication of all of those lawsuits—no doubt the true motive underlying PM’s disquali
Amazon CloudFront
added Jul 17, 2018 02:51
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