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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Liable For Lawyer’s Death

Plaintiffs’ attorney, Gary Paige, told jurors that Tom Purdo, who died from smoking up to three packs every day since he was 13 years old, only did what cigarette companies said he should do, keep smoking. Paige said that Purdo’s death devastated his f
Legal Reader
added May 1, 2016 13:15
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[Florida] AMIR C. TAYRANI Partner

Mr. Tayrani has briefed nineteen cases on the merits before the U.S. Supreme Court, including: ... Citizens United v. FEC, 558 U.S. 310 (2010): Landmark campaign-finance ruling recognizing the First Amendment right of corporations to make expenditures i
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
added Apr 29, 2016 17:46
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Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Amir Tayrani ($$)

The due process objections were already unsuccessfully argued in front of the Florida Supreme Court, and certiorari briefs to the U.S. high court were turned down, but Tayrani hopes to get the Eleventh Circuit on board so that the case can make it up to
Law360
added Apr 28, 2016 17:58
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[Florida] Tobacco Giants Hit with $33.5M Award in Trial over Lawyer's Deadly Cancer

Jurors this week awarded $33.5 million to the family of a Florida attorney after finding the nation’s two largest tobacco companies responsible for his cancer death. Purdo v. R.J, Reynolds, et al., 2007-CA-024173.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 28, 2016 16:41
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[Florida] BREAKING: Smoking Lawyer's Widow, Kids Awarded $21M In Engle Trial ($$)

A Florida jury awarded $21 million to the widow and children of a chain-smoking lawyer who died of lung cancer, finding R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. liable for his death and saying the companies also deserved punitive damages. The
Law360
added Apr 27, 2016 20:26
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[Florida] Rising Star: Jones Day's Jordon Patterson ($$)

has already proven her chops as perhaps the youngest first-chair attorney for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Engle progeny trials, earning her a spot among Law360's top product liability attorneys under...
Law360
added Apr 27, 2016 16:50
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes $25M For Smoking Atty's Death, Jury Told ($$)

The widow and children of a chain-smoking lawyer who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Tuesday to award them $25 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., saying the companies' deception robbed them of a great husband
Law360
added Apr 27, 2016 16:09
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[Florida] BERGER v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al.: DEFENDANT’S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR REINSTATEMENT OF JURY’S PUNITIVE DAMAGES AWARD, OR NEW TRIAL (PDF)

Reinstating the jury’s punitive damages award would violate PM USA’s rights to due process and a jury trial because the award was not based on the alleged wrongful conduct supporting Plaintiff’s strict liability and negligence claims and because PM USA
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 25, 2016 22:49
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[Florida] EARL E. GRAHAM v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al.: PRINCIPAL EN BANC BRIEF OF APPELLANTS R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY AND PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. (PDF)

Rather than prove that the cigarettes she smoked were defective, or that they were negligently designed or marketed, Plaintiff used jury findings from a decertified class action to establish these elements of his claims. Those jury findings, however, were
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 25, 2016 22:39
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[Florida] Philip Morris Wants $20M Punitives Fight Paused For 11th Circ. ($$)

urged a Florida federal judge Thursday to hold off on deciding whether to grant a motion by a smoker in an Engle progeny case to reinstate the more than $20 million in punitive damages that she had won at trial, arguing that the...
Law360
added Apr 24, 2016 17:51
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