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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe $4.7M For Woman's Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

saying the tobacco companies concealed the dangers of tobacco use until she was hopelessly addicted. Andrew Rainer of Brody Hardoon Perkins & Kesten LLP told jurors in Jacksonville, Florida, that Myra Sermons' estate deserves payment for her loss of qual
Law360
added Jul 1, 2016 16:01
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Florida Jury Finds Smoking Not Cause Of Engle Progeny Plaintiff’s Death ($$)

not responsible for the death of a woman whose husband and daughter claimed that she died from smoking cigarettes made by both companies (Leisa Mooney, et al. v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 2011-CA-40815, Fla. Cir., 11th Jud. Cir., Dade Co.).
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 23, 2016 21:40
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Win $17M Cancer Death Trial ($$)

not liable in a $17 million trial over the lung cancer death of a longtime smoker, saying that while she was addicted, the addiction was not a legal cause of her...
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 21:06
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe $17M For Woman's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

The widower of a woman who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury during closing arguments Monday to award him $17 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., saying the companies hid the dangers of smoki
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 21:06
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[Florida] Tobacco Giants Prevail in $16.7M Trial Over Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer

Jurors needed less than five hours to conclude Barbara Meachem was addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes she smoked for more than four decades, but that nicotine addiction did not cause the small-cell lung cancer that killed her in 1993.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 23, 2016 17:58
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[Florida] RJR, Philip Morris Ask 11th Circ. To Curb Engle Liability ($$)

R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris told the Eleventh Circuit Tuesday that allowing individual plaintiffs to use the landmark Engle tobacco class action's jury findings — which they called “ambiguous on their face” — to establish strict liability and negligen
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 03:46
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[Florida] BREAKING: RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Win $17M Cancer Death Trial ($$)

A Florida jury on Tuesday found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. not liable in a $17 million trial over the lung cancer death of a longtime smoker, saying that while she was addicted, the addiction was not a legal cause of her...
Law360
added Jun 21, 2016 16:46
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[Florida] Tobacco Defense Vets Take On 'Engle' Newcomer At Trial Over Smoker's Death

The vast majority of Engle trials to date have been handled by local Florida-based plaintiff attorneys, so seeing an out-of-state plaintiffs firm take an Engle case to trial is relatively rare. Representing the defendants are two litigation powerhouses t
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 18, 2016 18:56
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[Florida] Big Tobacco’s “Rabid” Advertising Caused Woman’s Fatal Addiction, Jury Told

Meacham, who began smoking in the late 1940’s at the age of 15, had consumed at least 934,400 doses of nicotine by the time the first warning labels were added to cigarette packaging... had no way of knowing smoking was dangerous due to the tobacco compan
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 16, 2016 14:48
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[Florida] GRAHAM, Plaintiff-Appellee v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al. Defendants-Appellants: EN BANC REPLY BRIEF FOR APPELLANTS R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY AND PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. (PDF)

The questions before this Court boil down to whether there is a way to give effect to the Engle jury’s strict-liability and negligence findings that both comports with due process and avoids a preemption problem. Plaintiff does not and cannot identify one
Amazon CloudFront
added Jun 11, 2016 17:46
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