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[Florida] Attorneys Battle Over RJR's Role in Woman's Fatal Respiratory Disease, as Trial Against Tobacco Giant Begins

over what caused a Florida woman to smoke for six decades and continue smoking even as she needed supplemental oxygen for her respiratory disease, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds over its role in the woman’s death. Durrance v. R.J. Reynolds, 11-26-
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 28, 2017 21:22
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[Florida] RJR, Philip Morris Win Reduction To Engle Damage Awards ($$)

reversed and remanded two suits with multimillion-dollar awards against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris over the deaths of two smokers, ordering the compensatory damages in both to be reduced in proportion with findings of the victims’ comparative fault.
Law360
added Jan 5, 2017 21:20
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[Florida] Appeals Court Rules Smoker Award Was Excessive

The appeals court said the compensatory-damage award was excessive for a case brought by the adult child of a dead smoker. It rejected the compensatory-damage award and, as an extension, the amount of punitive damages. “Based on precedent, the jury’s aw
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Dec 2, 2016 06:12
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. GWENDOLYN E. ODOM, Appellee: Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (PDF)

The purpose of damages here was to compensate, not to make the defendant care, ‘take responsibility,’ or say it was sorry. Counsel’s arguments improperly suggested that the defendant should be punished for contesting damages at trial and that its def
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 1, 2016 03:36
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe Smoker $8.5M For Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

saying that the cigarette companies tricked her into getting hooked on their deadly product. Plaintiff Mary Howles was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1995, and has suffered with worsening chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ever since, her attorney Alex
Law360
added Nov 11, 2016 13:07
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[Florida] $6M Cancer Death Trial Opens as RJR Questions Link Between Smoker's Casual Cocaine Use & Claimed Smoking Addiction

the case of a Cuban immigrant who died of laryngeal cancer 20 years ago, as they debated whether a smoker could truly be addicted to nicotine if he could stop and start a casual casual cocaine habit. Ledo v. R.J. Reynolds, 08-113-CA-31.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 29, 2016 02:11
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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] Smoker's Daughters Fight To Get Defense Verdict Overturned ($$)

The daughters of a smoker who died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease asked a Florida appeals court Tuesday to overturn a defense verdict in favor of Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., arguing the trial court erred in its instructions
Law360
added Oct 5, 2016 01:50
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[Florida] RJR Asks Fla. Court To Undo $20M Award In Smoking Suit ($$)

asked a Florida appeals court Tuesday to undo a $20 million jury verdict for the daughter of a lifelong smoker who died of cancer, arguing the award was out of the norm for adult children and punitive damages weren't warranted. Jeffrey Bucholtz of King &
Law360
added Sep 28, 2016 09:22
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[Florida] Tobacco Industry Deceit Caused Cigarette Seller's Cancer, Attorney Says as Trial Opens Against Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds

Attorneys debated what drove a Florida merchant who spent much of his career selling cigarettes to smoke himself, as trial over his lung cancer opened this week against the nation’s two largest tobacco companies. Oshinsky-Blacker v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 11, 2016 01:00
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