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Judge Criticizes Tobacco Lawyers' 'Ridiculous' Litigation Strategy

“That is ridiculous—a waste of precious time, energy, and money for all concerned—and a loss of information for the public,” Kessler wrote. “The court has no intention of following that path, although it is obvious that defendants are, once again, attemp
National Law Journal
added Feb 9, 2016 07:47
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[Florida] IN RE: ENGLE CASES: MOTLEY RICE LLC’S BRIEF CONCERNING MATTERS RAISED IN “ORDER FOR DISBURSEMENT OF SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS AND FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS” (PDF)

Motley Rice respectfully submits that the concerns identified in the November 6, 2015 Order do not implicate the conduct of Motley Rice. Thus, no cause exists to investigate Motley Rice’s conduct.
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 13, 2015 16:49
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[Florida] DONNA FANALI, Appellant, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellee (PDF)

No case establishes that a smoker’s survivor can be a class member even where the smoker could not. It is undisputed that Cavalier was not an Engle class member; therefore his survivors were not class members and could not rely on Engle to toll the st
Amazon CloudFront
added Jun 22, 2017 17:59
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. GWENDOLYN E. ODOM, Appellee: Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (PDF)

The purpose of damages here was to compensate, not to make the defendant care, ‘take responsibility,’ or say it was sorry. Counsel’s arguments improperly suggested that the defendant should be punished for contesting damages at trial and that its def
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 1, 2016 03:36
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, and LIGGETT GROUP LLC, Appellants, v. SHARON PUTNEY Appellee. (PDF)

Because our previous decision regarding the statute of repose defense has been quashed, we direct the trial court to reinstate the punitive damage awards against Philip Morris USA, Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 2, 2016 17:34
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Petitioner, vs. PAMELA CICCONE, etc., Respondent. (PDF)

Under the definition we adopt, the plaintiff does not need to have been formally diagnosed or know that the symptoms were tobacco-related prior to the “cut-off date” for class membership.
Supreme Court of Florida
added Jun 10, 2016 21:31
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[Florida] JOAN SCHOEFF, etc., Petitioner, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Respondent: RESPONDENT’S BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

The Court Should Decline To Exercise Discretionary Jurisdiction Over The Fourth District’s Comparative-Fault Holdings / The Court Has No Jurisdiction Over The Fourth District’s Remittitur Of The Punitive Award
Supreme Court of Florida
added May 28, 2016 14:10
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY v. JANICE L. SIKES: Opinion filed April 12, 2016. An appeal from the Circuit Court for Duval County. (PDF)

Underlying Ms. Sikes’ argument is a fairness argument that Reynolds should not receive the benefit of 90-day stay under United States Supreme Court rules for filing a petition if it does not ultimately file a petition. But in this case, we recognize that
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 13, 2016 22:48
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. KATHLEEN GAFNEY Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (PDF)

Comments accusing an opposing party’s attorney of wanting the jury to evaluate the evidence unfairly, of trying to deceive the jury, of deliberately distorting the evidence, or of participating in a concerted scheme to do so, have no place in our legal
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Mar 24, 2016 08:53
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Court of Appeals Docket for USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al Sep 29-Jan 07, 2015

•01/07/2015 Open Document JOINT APPELLANT REPLY BRIEF [1530542] filed by Altria Group, Inc., Lorillard Tobacco Company, Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in 13-5028, 14-5161 [Service Date: 01/07/2015 ] Length of Brief: 6,987 Words.
Tobacco On Trial
added Jan 9, 2015 00:49
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