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[Florida] Questions Arise over Smoker's Deadly Cancer and Potential Link to Addiction in Trial

The origin of the cancer that killed a 52-year-old Florida man, and the disease’s potential link to his 40 years of smoking took center stage as trial began Thursday in his family’s suit against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds. Redburn v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 19, 2016 02:09
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court OKs Punitive Damages In Engle Suits ($$)

ruled that the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer can seek punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on strict liability and negligence claims, resolving an appellate split on the issue and marking a big win for Engle progeny plaintiffs.
Law360
added Mar 17, 2016 20:52
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[Florida] Family Says RJ Reynolds Caused Father's Lung Cancer ($$)

urged a Florida jury to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his death, saying that he was severely addicted to cigarettes and that the tobacco company hid the risks of smoking until it was too late.
Law360
added Jan 15, 2016 01:52
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[Florida] CVN Top 10 Defense Verdicts of 2015

5. Shulman v. R.J. Reynolds, et al. - 3 tobacco companies cleared in one trial...Taking nearly a month to complete...the three defense teams convinced the jury to rebuff Schlesinger’s request for $8 million in damages and instead cleared the tobacco compa
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 30, 2015 17:12
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[Florida] Nonagenarian's Motivation to Quit Smoking Questioned in Trial Against Big Three Tobacco Companies

Daniel Seidman, director of smoking cessation services at Columbia University, told jurors Richard Shulman, who smoked R.J. Reynolds, Liggett, and Philip Morris-brand cigarettes for more than 40 years, was so dependent on nicotine he suffered symptoms ak
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 12, 2015 14:52
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[Florida] Smoker Who Lost Lung, Voice Seeks $21M From Tobacco Cos. ($$)

R.J. Reynolds attorney Mark Belasic of Jones Day argued that Cooper never really tried in earnest to quit and also smoked marijuana for decades. The Engle progeny suit was brought against R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris and Liggett Group Inc. by Mary Cooper
Law360
added Sep 7, 2015 15:59
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[Florida] Jury Weighs R.J. Reynolds' Role In Smoker's Cancer Death ($$)

McPharlin of Kelley Uustal PLC urged jurors to award up to $8 million to the family of Lillian Kaplan, who died at age 84 in 2012. He also told jurors to find that punitive damages are warranted, which would kick off a second trial phase.
Law360
added Aug 6, 2015 13:49
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[Florida] Jury Hits RJ Reynolds With $13M Verdict Over Smoking Death ($$)

$8.5 million in punitive damages, adding to a nearly $5 million compensatory...Larkin claims Reynolds participated in an industrywide conspiracy to conceal the harm caused by cigarettes with a decades-long propaganda campaign.
Law360
added Jul 14, 2015 15:00
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[Florida] North Carolina Defense Lawyer Highlights Engle Trading Card Tuesday

This week's featured attorney: Represented his client in five CVN Engle proceedings in 2014. Won his most recent trial earlier this year. Helped secure an award in a retrial on damages that was $78 million less than the award issued in the previous tri
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 27, 2015 15:08
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[Florida] MCMANNIS v. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al.: JURY VERDICT FORM (PDF)

Do you find that Barbara McMannis had lung cancer, that she was addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine, and that an addiction to cigarettes containing nicotine was a legal cause of lung cancer? YES / NO _X
Law360
added Feb 21, 2015 09:49
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