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Florida Supreme Court Declines To Review $33 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

denied a tobacco company’s petition to review a $33 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit in which a woman claimed that two tobacco companies hid the dangers of cigarettes from her husband, leading to his lung cancer and death (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 13, 2018 20:35
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Florida Appeals Panel Reinstates $2 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to allow a plaintiff’s expert to testify and reinstated the full $2 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the court erred by reducing the award based on comparative fault (Philip Morris USA Inc., et
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Florida] Court Affirms Dismissal of Tobacco Cases Because of Dead Clients

Thursday’s decision came less than four months after a federal court slapped a $9 million sanction on Jacksonville-based Farah & Farah and The Wilner Firm “to account for the immense waste of judicial resources by maintaining over a thousand non-viable cl
Law.com
added Feb 10, 2018 18:57
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[Florida] Fla. Panel Reinstates Full $1.5M Verdict For Smoker's Widow ($$)

will receive the full $1.5 million that a jury awarded in her wrongful death suit against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, as a Florida appeals court said Wednesday the tobacco companies waived rights to a comparative fault reduction by repeatedly telling
Law360
added Nov 23, 2017 02:43
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[Florida] Two Jacksonville lawyers ordered to forfeit $9.2 million over frivolous tobacco claims

The scathing, 148-page order issued Wednesday and signed by four district judges said Wilner and Farah filed claims in 2008 on behalf of hundreds of people who had not authorized them to do so and people who had never smoked. More than 500 of the people
Florida Times-Union
added Oct 21, 2017 23:28
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[Florida] Smoker's Widow Fights New Trial After Jurors Awarded $23B ($$)

asked the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a ruling granting the tobacco giant a new trial over the widow's closing arguments, arguing that the decision goes against court precedent regarding punitive damages. Cynthia Robinson, who sued R.J.
Law360
added Jun 29, 2017 04:53
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[Florida] PEARSON V. PHILIP MORRIS / UPCOMING

Plaintiff claims defendant cigarette manufacturer caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease by hiding the dangers of cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 16, 2017 14:52
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[Florida] Philip Morris, RJR Prevail in $11M Trial Over Smoker's Bladder Cancer

The six-member jury, in Florida’s 15th Judicial Circuit, needed only an hour to reject Steve Kogan’s claim that nicotine addiction drove him to smoke for 40 years and ultimately caused his 1994 bladder cancer. Although Kogan survived the disease, surgeon
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 6, 2017 16:35
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[Florida] Jury Awards $1.8M to Widow of Smoker Who Lost Lungs to Cancer, RJR Liable for Possible Punitives

Jurors in the state’s Ninth Circuit Court, in Orange County, found Reynolds’ scheme to hide the dangers of cigarettes throughout much of the 20th century led to the cancer that took much of both of Valton Sheffield’s lungs before he ultimately died in 20
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 12, 2017 23:42
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[Florida] Tobacco Company Seeks New Trial Following $6 Million Engle Progeny Verdict ($$)

Reynolds Tobacco Co. on March 10 moved for a new trial in an Engle progeny suit that resulted in a $6 million verdict, saying that the plaintiff introduced surprising and previously undisclosed testimony that her deceased husband suffered a heart attack b
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 15, 2017 00:04
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