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Mistrial Declared In Florida Tobacco Suit ($$)

After a “tragedy” came upon a juror in a tobacco product liability suit the morning before the jury was set to continue deliberations, a Florida judge on Aug. 5 declared a mistrial because there were not enough jurors to continue deliberations (Barbara Mo
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 8, 2016 14:26
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[Florida] Widower Slams RJ Reynolds Ahead Of En Banc Arguments ($$)

A smoker's widower slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Monday in the Eleventh Circuit, arguing that his reliance on the landmark Engle case's jury findings to establish strict liability and negligence claims do not violate the tobacco company's due process
Law360
added May 25, 2016 04:10
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[Florida] $18M Verdict Smacks R.J. Reynolds in Trial over Korean War Vet's Deadly Lung Cancer

“They desperately desired to get Joe Nally smoking as a teenager, and they succeeded,” Bigger said. “By the time he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps at 17 years old he was a regular daily smoker and well on his way to a lifetime of addiction for himsel
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 18, 2016 17:30
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[Florida] Retrial Begins in Widower's Suit Against R.J. Reynolds

Whether addiction fueled a Florida woman’s 40-plus years of smoking took center stage last week as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds for the woman’s cancer death. Dion v. R.J. Reynolds, 13CA5673.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 5, 2016 18:18
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[Florida] $3M Engle Award Disputed Over Excluded Asbestos Evidence ($$)

Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds urged a Florida appeals court on Wednesday to undo a trial court’s $3 million ruling in favor of an Engle progeny plaintiff, saying evidence that the deceased smoker’s lung cancer was potentially caused by asbestos exposure
Law360
added Jan 28, 2016 18:55
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[Florida] $500K in Punitives against Tobacco Cos. Push Verdict for Smoker’s Widow to $1.5M

The punitive verdict against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris follows last week’s award of $1 million to Gertrude Marchese, whose husband Salvatore died from lung cancer in 2004. Jurors in the trial’s first phase found Salvatore, who began smoking at 13,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:33
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[Florida] $12M Award Strikes Tobacco Companies in Trial Over 42-Year-Old Smoker's Cancer Death

Douglas Duignan, who started smoking at about 14, smoked up to two packs of cigarettes a day for more than 25 years, continuing the habit even after he was diagnosed with cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 13, 2015 11:00
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Dodges Most Blame For Cancer Death, Jury Says ($$)

bears just 25 percent of the fault for $750,000 in damages and rejecting her husband's bid for $9.2 million, plus punitive damages. The verdict falls far short of the request made by plaintiff's attorney William Ogle during emotional closing arguments in
Law360
added Sep 2, 2015 13:46
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[Florida] Half-Million-Dollar Award Imperiled by Partial Verdict in Engle Progeny COPD Suit Against Tobacco Makers

a jury’s partial, potentially inconsistent, verdict Tuesday in a smoker’s Engle progeny suit against four of the country's largest tobacco manufacturers raised questions of a mistrial and jeopardized its half-million-dollar award. Caprio v. Philip Morri
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 25, 2015 09:20
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[Florida] Philip Morris Hit With $17.4M Engle Jury Verdict ($$)

the jury found that Theodore McKeever reasonably relied on — to his detriment — Philip Morris’ concealment of information before 1982 about the risks of smoking cigarettes. The jury said that his reliance legally caused his emphysema and lung cancer.
Law360
added Feb 24, 2015 13:00
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