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$19.5M Verdict Knocks R.J. Reynolds at Trial Over Its Part in Florida Pawn Broker's Lung Cancer Death

The award includes $4.5 million in compensatory damages to the widow and daughter of Frank Graffeo and a $15 million punitive verdict imposed against R.J. Reynolds for its role in a scheme to hide the dangers of cigarettes, which jurors concluded hooked
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 23, 2018 18:51
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Defender Leaves King & Spalding to Launch Plaintiffs Firm

Schneider had been working on the tobacco trials—the Engle progeny litigation that King & Spalding handles in South Florida for R. J. Reynolds...worked on 24 trials in the last eight years...But now, she said, “I want to defend the little guy, the David,”
Law.com
added Feb 22, 2018 17:27
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[Florida] $24 Million Awarded To Wife, Daughter Of Deceased Smoker ($$)

awarded a family of a deceased smoker $15 million in punitive damages in an Engle progeny suit bringing the total award to $24 million in a suit where they claimed that smoking was the cause of a man’s lung cancer and death (Rosemarie Graffeo v. R.J. Reyn
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 23, 2018 19:15
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Florida Appeals Panel Reinstates $2 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to allow a plaintiff’s expert to testify and reinstated the full $2 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the court erred by reducing the award based on comparative fault (Philip Morris USA Inc., et
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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Florida Appeals Panel Reinstates $2 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to allow a plaintiff’s expert to testify and reinstated the full $2 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the court erred by reducing the award based on comparative fault (Philip Morris USA Inc., et
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Florida] Judge Grants Directed Verdict For Defense In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

Following the closing arguments in an Engle progeny suit on Feb. 15, a judge in Florida state court granted a tobacco company’s oral motion for directed verdict in a punitive damages-only trial (Joyce Hardin v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 07-46973-CA-2
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 16, 2018 18:42
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Florida Appeals Panel Reverses Dismissal Of Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

found that a trial court erred in dismissing an Engle progeny suit because the 90-day period to substitute a plaintiff had been extinguished when the plaintiff’s family filed a motion before an executor of the estate was named (Jerry Feller v. R.J. Reynol
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 16, 2018 17:25
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[Florida] Jerry Feller, Appellant, vs. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, etc., et al., Appellees. An Appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Jorge E. Cueto, Judge. (PDF)

we find the initial motion for substitution filed by Mr. Feller’s counsel, which was served on the tobacco companies and filed with the clerk of the court one week later on April 15, 2016, clearly qualifies as a suggestion of death upon the record, the
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 15, 2018 21:39
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[Florida] Dead Smoker's Suit Against RJR Revived On Appeal ($$)

Feller's suit...should not have been dismissed because his attorney had filed a notice of substitution within 90 days after notice of his death to the court. “Upon remand, we direct the trial court to enter an order granting the second motion for substit
Law360
added Feb 15, 2018 21:35
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants, v. ROBERT A. GORE, SR, Appellee (PDF)

To the extent the defendants now suggest on appeal that Dr. Proctor’s testimony went beyond a historical opinion and ventured into a scientific opinion (i.e., that adding ammonia to cigarettes increases their addictiveness), the defendants failed to p
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 15, 2018 21:32
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