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[Florida] The Biggest Fla. Court Decisions Of 2016: Midyear Report ($$)

In the span of one week in March, the Florida Supreme Court expanded punitive damages for Engle progeny plaintiffs and then dealt tobacco companies another blow when it ruled that a smoker did not need an official diagnosis before the cutoff date for mem
Law360
added Jul 26, 2016 17:43
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[Florida] Split Decision: Philip Morris Hit for $1.5M, but RJR Cleared in Trial Over Fatal Cancer

A Florida jury Tuesday found nicotine addiction and Philip Morris cigarettes caused a 40-year smoker's fatal cancer and awarded her widower $1.5 million in compensatory damages. But, it rejected any punitive payout and cleared R.J. Reynolds of liability.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 21, 2016 13:43
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[Florida] Smoker's Widower Awarded $1.5M In Engle Trial ($$)

The jury in Fort Lauderdale reached the decision after about a day of deliberations. Philip Morris was 25 percent responsible for Virginia Varner's death, and Varner herself bears the other 75 percent of the blame, jurors found.
Law360
added Jul 20, 2016 10:04
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HERNANDEZ: Why The Florida Supreme Court Shouldn't Undo Daubert

There have also been significant and noteworthy trial court orders addressing Daubert...judge entirely excluded an addiction expert in a tobacco litigation matter. See Wendel v. R.J. Reynolds...finding the expert was unqualified to opine on nicotine addic
Law360
added Jul 16, 2016 01:43
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[Florida] Smoker Who Died from Cancer Driven by Addiction, Says Doctor in Trial Against Tobacco Cos.

A pulmonologist who treated a woman who smoked up to two packs of cigarettes a day for 40 years testified he would consider such a smoker, “by definition,” addicted to nicotine, as trial over the woman's fatal cancer continued against the nation’s largest
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 14, 2016 13:31
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[Florida] Tobacco Powerhouses Targeted Smoker as a Child, Lawyer Claims as Cancer Trial Opens

Attorneys battled over whether tobacco industry deception or a smoker’s own decisions caused her fatal lung cancer, as trial over the woman's death opened against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris Tuesday. Varner v. R.J. Reynolds.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 8, 2016 01:57
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

Lions of the courtroom were out in force this week, winning over juries in an Engle progeny case... Lions Counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. won a round in a nearly $5...
Law360
added Jul 7, 2016 23:19
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[Florida] $133K Award a Sliver of the Millions Sought in Cancer Trial Against Tobacco Companies

Jurors awarded $133,300 to the family of Myra Sermons after concluding nicotine addiction and decades of smoking cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris caused Sermons’ lung cancer and emphysema. Sermons began smoking at about 18 and continue
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 7, 2016 23:01
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Florida Jury Awards $68,300 In Punitives To Engle Progeny Plaintiff ($$)

bringing the total award to $133,300 (Michael Sermons v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2008-CA-000397, Fla. 4th Jud. Cir., Duval Co.). The jury in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court for Duval County said in its verdict that Philip Morris will pay
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 7, 2016 18:22
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. At Fault For Woman's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

Scott Schlesinger of Schlesinger Law Offices PA, an attorney for Joseph Varner, told jurors during opening arguments in Fort Lauderdale that Virginia Varner began smoking at age 12 — so early that she didn't have a chance. "The evidence will show that 1
Law360
added Jul 7, 2016 14:11
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