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Florida Appellate Panel Vacates $20 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

vacated a $20 million verdict awarded to the estate of a woman following a trial in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the damages awarded by the jury were excessive (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Gwendolyn E. Odom
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 3, 2016 02:31
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[Florida] $18.5M Award to Deceased Smoker's Adult Child Tossed Out as Excessive

Damoorgian wrote the compensatory award for Odom’s loss of parental support was excessive, given the fact that Odom was an independent adult during her mother's cancer battle and death. Relying on precedent striking down seven-figure awards to adult chi
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 2, 2016 23:48
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[Florida] Appeals Court Rules Smoker Award Was Excessive

The appeals court said the compensatory-damage award was excessive for a case brought by the adult child of a dead smoker. It rejected the compensatory-damage award and, as an extension, the amount of punitive damages. “Based on precedent, the jury’s aw
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Dec 2, 2016 06:12
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[Florida] DUBINSKY V. PHILIP MORRIS

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant tobacco company concealed the dangers of cigarettes, leading to nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 1, 2016 20:37
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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] $20M Verdict Excessive In RJR Smoking Case, Fla. Panel Says ($$)

Reynolds Tobacco Co. won a reversal Wednesday of a $20 million jury verdict for the daughter of a lifelong smoker who died of cancer, as a Florida appeals court found the award was out of the norm and excessive for an independent adult child of a victim.
Law360
added Dec 1, 2016 03:32
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[Florida] Delray woman won’t get $18.5 million from tobacco giant for mother’s death

the 4th District Court of Appeal tossed out the 2014 jury verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. – one of the largest against a cigarette-maker in county history. It called the amount awarded to Gwen Odom for the 1993 death of her mother “excessive.”
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Dec 1, 2016 03:25
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[Florida] $6M+ Award to Smoker's Widower After $650K Punitive Verdict Against Tobacco Cos.

Friday awarded $650,000 in punitive damages on top of a nearly $5.5 million compensatory judgment earlier in the week to the widower of a woman with a half-century smoking habit that left her with coronary heart disease and lung cancer. Martin v. Philip
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 23, 2016 18:10
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[Florida] Tobacco Trial Sheds Light On Punitive Damages Process ($$)

the same jury awarded $20 million in punitive damages against Reynolds. The case provides some relatively rare insight into a Phase II punitive damages trial, and the unique challenges and considerations such proceedings present for defendants.
Law360
added Nov 21, 2016 22:00
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[Florida] Lake Worth ex-smoker wins fraction of what she sought from cigarette-maker

While a Palm Beach County jury awarded Minnie Ford $1.023 million in damages last week after a roughly two-week-long trial, it decided that she was 85 percent responsible for her ailments which keep her tethered to an oxygen tank. So, the award was reduc
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Nov 21, 2016 21:16
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