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[Florida] Are White Men Better Jurors for Tobacco Companies?

Enoch's counsel used a peremptory challenge during the preliminary examination to strike prospective juror 18, a white man, during voir dire. But the tobacco companies objected, raising race and gender issues. "He's a white male. I don't understand what …
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:37
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms Judgment In $28.9M Smoking Suit

A Florida appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a $28.9 million final judgment in a lawsuit brought by the family of a lawyer who died of lung cancer against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., finding the lower court hadn’t improperly eli
Law360
added Aug 17, 2017 17:55
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[Florida] Mistrial in Cancer Case Against Philip Morris After Jury Deadlocks on Damages

After one juror rejected a purported verdict and the jury later announced themselves hopelessly deadlocked on damage questions, a state court judge Thursday declared a mistrial over Philip Morris’ alleged role in the cancer death of a Florida smoker. Fre
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 16, 2017 22:04
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Buttresses Smokers' Claims Against Tobacco Cos. ($$)

Engle progeny plaintiffs dodged a federal-state court split that might have given the U.S. Supreme Court incentive to weigh in on whether plaintiffs could use the landmark tobacco class action's jury findings to buttress their strict liability and neglige
Law360
added May 24, 2017 03:05
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Florida Appellate Panel Affirms Summary Judgment In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

on Feb. 22 affirmed a trial court’s grant of summary judgment to a tobacco company in an Engle progeny suit in an opinion without any explanation (Carmen Stagg v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, et al., No. 3D16-157, Fla. App. 3rd Dist. Miami-Dade Co.).
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 14, 2017 14:27
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[Florida] THEIS V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL.

In this tobacco litigation proceeding, plaintiffs claim defendant cigarette manufacturers concealed the dangers of their products, leading to nicotine addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 13, 2017 14:18
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[Florida] RJR Responsible For Smoker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Family members of a woman who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder after smoking Winstons for decades urged a Florida jury to hold R.J. Reynolds responsible Friday, emphasizing the company's longtime knowledge of smoking's risks — and its conc
Law360
added Jan 29, 2017 17:18
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Upholds Defense Verdict In Smoker Suit ($$)

affirmed a defense verdict in favor of Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an Engle progeny suit, concluding that the issues raised in an appeal brought by the daughters of a smoker who died of lung...
Law360
added Oct 19, 2016 21:06
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, and LIGGETT GROUP LLC, Appellants, v. SHARON PUTNEY Appellee. (PDF)

Because our previous decision regarding the statute of repose defense has been quashed, we direct the trial court to reinstate the punitive damage awards against Philip Morris USA, Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 2, 2016 17:34
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes For Longtime Smoker's Disease, Jury Told ($$)

A former train conductor who had been smoking since he was 10 years old urged a Florida jury on Wednesday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his lung disease, saying the company hid the dangers of smoking from him until he was hopelessly addicte
Law360
added Aug 25, 2016 05:21
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