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[Tennessee] Local Lieff Cabraser attorneys hit $27M verdict in Florida tobacco case

The 14 cents tacked onto the award — which included approximately $20.76 million in punitive damages — represented the age at which plaintiff Judith Berger began smoking. By age 16, she had a pack-a-day habit. Berger and her now-deceased twin sister deve
NashvillePost.com
added Sep 20, 2014 13:36
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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Announces That Jurors Hold Philip Morris USA Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy

“I am so grateful that the jury held Philip Morris accountable for its actions over the past 60 years,” stated Mrs. Berger, who has developed severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from smoking. “Before this lawsuit I had no idea that the to
Business Wire
added Sep 19, 2014 18:00
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[Florida] Philip Morris Must Pay $26.5M In Engle Case Over 'Light' Ads ($$)

denied Philip Morris' two motions for judgment as a matter of law seeking to reverse its loss at the trial, where a jury awarded roughly $6 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages to decades-long smoker Judith Berger, who suffe
Law360
added Sep 19, 2014 17:54
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[Florida] VIDEO: Bryant v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company et al

In this Engle progeny suit, plaintiff claims defendant tobacco manufacturers concealed the dangers of smoking while furthering Hayward Bryant Sr's. addiction to cigarettes, which ultimately caused his smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:58
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[Florida] Attorneys Argue Whether Medical Evidence Proves Cause of Smoker’s Deadly Lung Cancer as Engle Progeny Suit Opens

R.J. Reynolds attorney Steve Kazinski tells jurors there is insufficient medical evidence to prove that smoking caused Hayward Bryant's lung cancer. Bryant's widow is suing R.J. Reynolds in this Engle progeny case.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:56
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[Florida] Ferraro Team Says Victim's Job Was To Smoke, Die

Kaiser told the jury that adenocarcinoma was one of two primary lung tumors responsible for Ellsworth's death. Dr. Robert Cerfolio, a renowned thoracic surgeon at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, testified both cancers combined to kill Ellsworth.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Sep 18, 2014 17:31
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[Florida] Engle Trading Card Tuesday: Robert McCarter

While Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Robert McCarter has not argued as many Engle cases as other attorneys, he’s won both cases he’s tried on the issue of fault. Moreover, CVN’s only Engle case in which damages were awarded against him was a retrial in Naugle, wh
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 17, 2014 18:03
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Eleventh Circuit Blasts Lawyer, Tosses Florida Smoker Suits

ruled that the personal injury claims on behalf of deceased individuals are legal "nullities" and therefore aren't subject to amendment or substitution of plaintiffs. And even if the claims aren't void, it's unfair to the tobacco industry to let Wilner fi
Litigation Daily
added Sep 16, 2014 00:24
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BEXIS: Telling It Like It Is

Maybe Engle Cases is an extreme example, but the problem this litigation exemplifies - massive solicitation of would-be plaintiffs, combined with utter disregard of pre-filing obligations such as Rule 11 - is present in just about every mass tort
Drug and Device Law (blog)
added Sep 16, 2014 00:17
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Lorillard Loses Appeal Of $45M Engle Verdict ($$)

Florida Supreme Court has refused to review Lorillard Tobacco Co.’s appeal of a $45 million jury verdict in a wrongful death suit lawsuit filed by the wife of a man who died from lung cancer caused by 40 years of smoking cigarettes.
Law360
added Sep 15, 2014 22:11
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