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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of October 13

Philip Gerson, representing plaintiff Tina Russo, speaks during pre-trial motions of Russo v. Philip Morris. Retrial of the case is underway while the Florida Supreme Court weighs an appeal from the first trial regarding the state’s law of repose.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 21, 2014 10:41
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[Florida] Ruling won’t snuff out tobacco suits, lawyer says

“Their defense is that anything, even moon dust, causes these illnesses — anything but cigarettes,” said attorney James Gustafson Jr. “The law allows them to bring those defenses, and I’ll gladly hear the argument that alcohol causes lung cancer.”
Panama City (FL) News-Herald
added Oct 20, 2014 04:28
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[Florida] VIDEOS: Russo v. Philip Morris

claimed defendant tobacco manufacturers concealed the dangers of smoking while furthering Phyllis Frazier's addiction to cigarettes, which caused her smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 18, 2014 08:21
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[Florida] Steven Hammer's last moments in his Phase 2 closings in Calloway v. RJR

ends his closing argument powerfully, encouraging the jury to "be proud of your verdict" and to "walk away knowing you made the right decision today."
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 18, 2014 08:19
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[Canada, Florida] VIDEOS: Calloway vs. RJR, et al

fraudulent concealment of dangers of smoking cigarettes manufactured by the companies, which got her husband Johnnie Calloway to get addicted to smoking at age 14 ... Verdict Amount $53,000,000.00
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 18, 2014 08:18
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[Florida] Court Overturns $4.3 Million Tobacco Award

The lawsuit, filed by Aycock's widow, Thelma, alleged that his death stemmed from lung cancer, but R.J. Reynolds disputed the cause. After a trial in federal court in the Middle District of Florida, a judgment for compensatory damages of $4,277,500 was
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Oct 17, 2014 16:52
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Faces Long Odds In 11th Circ. Engle Appeals ($$)

alleging they were denied due process and hit with unfair damages awards in Engle progeny cases will make their case to the Eleventh Circuit on Friday, but experts say they're unlikely to succeed given both Eleventh Circuit precedent and Florida state cou
Law360
added Oct 17, 2014 14:42
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Tosses $6M Engle Verdict Over Alcohol Evidence ($$)

unanimous three-judge panel ruled a lower court was wrong to grant a pretrial motion in allowing a request by plaintiff Thelma Aycock to keep the jury from hearing testimony about her deceased husband's alcohol use, saying the decision improperly shifted
Law360
added Oct 17, 2014 13:28
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[Florida] Court Ejects $6M Smoker Verdict Against Reynolds

A $5.9 million jury verdict in favor of a chain smoker's widow was reversed and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was granted a new trial Thursday because the trial judge suppressed evidence of the smoker's alcoholism....the verdict favoring Thelma Aycock
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Oct 17, 2014 13:25
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[Florida] Engle Trading Card Tuesday: John Walker

Jones Day’s John Walker is a long-time veteran of CVN’s Engle progeny trials. He’s represented R.J. Reynolds in 9 cases going back to 2010, when trials were bifurcated to first determine requisite class membership issues. One of those earlier trials was
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 14, 2014 22:02
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