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PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants, v. STANLEY MARTIN, as Personal Representative of the ESTATE OF CAROLE MARTIN, Appellee. (PDF)

On the main appeal, we reverse and remand with instructions for the trial court to vacate the punitive damages awards, but affirm on all other issues. On the cross-appeal, we reverse and remand with instructions for the trial court to reinstate the e
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2018 04:05
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[Florida] RJR Breathes Easy in Tobacco Trial as Jury Finds Smoker Did Not Suffer from COPD

The Florida 13th Circuit Court jury needed about 90 minutes to conclude Loretta Ellis did not suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, caused by more than 50 years of smoking. Ellis, 82, died in 2010. Her son, George, along with three
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 12, 2018 03:36
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[Florida] Panel To Trial Court: Reinstate Full Damage Award For Tobacco Plaintiff ($$)

A cross-appeal by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in which the tobacco company asserted that it was entitled a directed verdict on intentional tort claims in an...
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 10, 2018 23:20
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[Florida] Panel Rejects Tobacco Defendants’ Challenge To Plaintiff’s Credibility ($$)

n a Dec. 7 holding, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal turned away claims by Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. that a plaintiff
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 10, 2018 23:19
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Florida Top Court Won’t Revisit Ruling Rejecting Daubert In Asbestos Case ($$)

Florida’s Supreme Court on Dec. 6 declined to rehear its decision rejecting the Daubert standard and reinstating an $8 million judgment against an asbestos company and its tobacco...
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 10, 2018 23:17
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Florida top court denies rehearing case that rejected Daubert evidence standard

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co and Crane Co, two defendants in an asbestos-related case, had asked the court to reconsider its opinion, saying the ruling would “inevitably lead to difficult separation-of-powers disputes.”
Reuters
added Dec 10, 2018 01:16
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[Florida] CAPONE V. PHILIP MORRIS LIVE Trial 12/07/18 –

In this tobacco litigation, plaintiff claims defendant's concealment of smoking's dangers led to nicotine addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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Florida Panel Affirms: After Opting Out Of Engle, Plaintiffs’ Claims Untimely ($$)

In a per curiam affirmance issued Dec. 5, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal left intact a summary judgment that two purported Engle progeny cases are barred by the...
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Stand By Ruling On Expert Testimony Standard

lorida Supreme Court on Thursday denied R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co.’s bids for a do-over of a closely watched October ruling in which it reinstated an $8 million...
Law360
added Dec 8, 2018 20:51
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RJ Reynolds’ Fraud Trumps Smoker’s Fault in Florida ($$)

Damages for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s negligence and strict liability shouldn’t be reduced to reflect a smoker’s own fault, the Florida District Court of Appeal, Fourth District, said Dec. 5. That’s because a jury found the company fraudulently concea
Bloomberg News
added Dec 8, 2018 20:51
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