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[Florida] Smoker Showed Cancer Signs Long Before Lawsuit Cutoff Date, Daughter Says in Tobacco Trial

While occasionally breaking into tears during Thursday's testimony, Robert Mathis' daughter, Aadron, told jurors her father suffered headaches and severe hiccups, as well as a cough that progressed to "hacking," as many as two years before doctors diagno
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 9, 2016 20:50
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. DIANNE WEBB, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES CAYCE HORNER: Opinion filed March 21, 2016.

the trial court erred in ruling that Appellee was entitled to attorney’s fees under the Agreement. Accordingly, the Final Judgment for Resolution Funds is REVERSED. WINOKUR, J., CONCURS; SWANSON, J., DISSENTS WITH OPINION. SWANSON, J., dissentin
Amazon CloudFront
added Mar 22, 2016 21:04
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[Florida] Tobacco industry takes hit in punitive damages ruling

In its ruling Thursday, the Supreme Court sent the Soffer case back to circuit court for a trial limited to whether punitive damages should be awarded on the negligence and strict-liability claims. "We emphasize that Soffer still must satisfy the statut
Business Journal Tampa Bay
added Mar 18, 2016 19:51
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[Florida] Smoker's Husband Wrote Book On Tobacco Hazards, Jury Told ($$)

a smoker seeking $3 million for her lung disease and cancer can't blame them for deceiving her because her journalist husband wrote a book in the 1970s and 1980s titled "101 Reasons You Should Quit Smoking." The book, written by the husband of Elizabeth
Law360
added Feb 23, 2016 07:45
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Hit With $9M Verdict For Computer Whiz's Cancer ($$)

awarded $9 million in compensatory damages to relatives of a computer analyst who died of lung cancer after decades of smoking, finding that tobacco giants R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris also may owe punitive damages for hiding the dangers of cigarettes.
Law360
added Feb 20, 2016 16:50
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[Florida] Lifelong Smoker Says Tobacco Cos. Hooked Her At Age 10 ($$)

A former hairdresser who lit her first cigarette when she was 10 years old urged a Florida jury on Thursday to find R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable for her lung disease... Howard M. Acosta, attorney for Elizabeth Ann Smith, told jurors in Palm Beac
Law360
added Feb 5, 2016 20:57
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Caused Smoking Trucker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

A wrinkle in this case for the plaintiffs will be proving that heart disease was a major cause of Cavalier's death. The cause of death listed on his death certificate is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...However, he was diagnosed with that disease
Law360
added Nov 8, 2015 14:11
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GUSTAFSON: Tobacco Companies and 20 million Deaths — Without criminal penalty

One must ask why the cigarette company executives, whose acts of fraud and deceit produced 20 million American deaths, were not only never convicted of a single crime for what they did, but were never even charged. The responsible executives suffered no
JD Supra, LLC
added Oct 13, 2015 17:41
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[Florida] BREAKING: Jury Hits Tobacco Cos. With $1.5M For Heavy Smoker's Death ($$)

pped R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris with $250,000 each in punitive damages Tuesday, adding to a $1 million compensatory verdict it awarded to the family of a five-pack-a-day smoker who died of lung cancer but falling far short of the total damages sought
Law360
added Oct 6, 2015 21:55
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[Florida] Fla. Woman Fights To Get Smoking Suit Reinstated ($$)

A woman whose mother died of smoking-related illnesses fought Tuesday to have her suit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and others reinstated...said the trial court erred in dismissing his client Diana Pappas' suit because she did not file an amended com
Law360
added Jul 29, 2015 12:08
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