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[Florida] VIDEO: Charlotte Co. jurors hear from family in tobacco lawsuit

For the first time on Tuesday jurors heard from members of the family ... Barbara McMannis died in 1995 after a lifetime of smoking...Jurors heard Tuesday a taped deposition from Barbara's sister Gloria Cullipher. She provided photos of Barbara shortly b
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Feb 16, 2015 20:44
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LANDAU v. R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY et al.: PLAINTIFFS’ MEMORANDUM OF LAW ON DEFENDANTS’ STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS DEFENSE AND JURY INSTRUCTIONS

if the Court determines the jury should be instructed on the statute of limitations defense—and Mr. Landau asserts they should not—Mr. Landau urges the Court to provide an instruction that incorporates all four elements of the defense, and reject Defe
Law360
added Feb 11, 2015 12:18
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[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Says Smoking Death Suit Wasn't Too Late ($$)

argued Tuesday that the tobacco companies' statute of limitations defense doesn't hold up, saying his wife couldn't have known any sooner that smoking had caused her to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Plaintiff Seymour Landau argued in a
Law360
added Feb 11, 2015 12:13
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[Florida] Charlotte Co. jurors hear from family in tobacco lawsuit

For the first time on Tuesday jurors heard from members of the family suing two major tobacco companies in Charlotte County. Barbara McMannis died in 1995 after a lifetime of smoking, her husband says R.J. Reynolds and Phillip Morris USA are responsible.
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Feb 11, 2015 05:09
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Reynolds American, Inc. - Annual Report

The Engle Progeny cases have resulted and will continue to result in increased litigation and trial activity and increased product liability defense costs. Outstanding jury verdicts in favor of the Engle Progeny plaintiffs have been entered against RJR To
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Feb 10, 2015 18:08
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[Florida] LANDAU v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., et. al.: DEFENDANTS’ RENEWED MOTION FOR MISTRIAL

Cummings’s misconduct was so prejudicial that it has irreparably violated Defendants’ federal due process rights to a fair trial and has tainted these proceedings to such an extent that a mistrial is the only adequate remedy.1 In the alternative, shoul
Law360
added Feb 11, 2015 16:32
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Say Plaintiff's Expert Poisoned Trial

Despite an all-cases order banning evidence of asbestos in some Kent cigarettes in Engle progeny trials, plaintiff’s expert Dr. K. Michael Cummings had testified exactly that, according to the tobacco companies. His “highly inflammatory and unfairly prej
Law360
added Feb 11, 2015 16:27
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of February 2

Trial opened Thursday in Donald McMannis' wrongful death suit...In the second week of Robert Caprio's suit against the country's four largest cigarette makers, tobacco marketing expert Robert Proctor spent four days on the witness stand, detailing smokin
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 7, 2015 13:19
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[Florida] Fatal Brain Cancer’s Cause Looms Over Wrongful Death Tobacco Trial

As trial opened Thursday in Donald McMannis’ suit against tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, attorneys...sparred over whether the brain tumor that killed McMannis’ wife, Barbara, stemmed from smoking-related lung cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 6, 2015 20:37
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[Florida] Testimonies begin in Charlotte Co. tobacco lawsuit

We were in the courtroom Friday...The first witness called was addiction specialist Dr. Jack Henningfield. Donald McMannis counted on Henningfield's testimony to convince jurors that two of America's biggest tobacco companies are responsible for the de
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Feb 6, 2015 20:35
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