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[Florida] $6.1M Verdict, Plus Punitives TBD, Hits Tobacco Cos. for Smoker's Death; RJR Liable for Conspiracy Despite No Link to Its Cigs

The jury reached its conclusion, finding R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable for the 2000 death of Dennis Oshinsky, 60, after more than a day of deliberations. Notably, the decision included a finding that both companies were liable on conspiracy grou
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added Sep 23, 2016 16:37
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[Florida] Sides Face Off Over Fault for Smoker's Fatal Lung Disease as Trial Starts Against RJR

Attorneys battled Thursday over responsibility for the respiratory disease that killed a Florida man who allegedly smoked up to three packs of cigarettes a day for more than 30 years, as trial opened Thursday against R.J. Reynolds. Prentice v. R.J. Reynol
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added Sep 19, 2016 20:25
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Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

found in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an Engle progeny case in which a man claimed that his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was caused by smoking cigarettes made by the tobacco company (John Hackimer, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 9, 2016 01:59
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[Florida] Trial Begins Over Lung Cancer Death of Chain Smoking Health Dept. Worker

against R.J. Reynolds over the death of a Florida health department worker who chain smoked for years. Coursey v. R.J. Reynolds, 2013-30656-CICI. Rebecca Fredenhagen, 68, who died of cancer in 1992, was a chain smoker so addicted to nicotine she bought
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added Aug 20, 2016 16:58
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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
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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
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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.
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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,
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added Oct 8, 2015 09:33
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