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Florida Judge Declares Mistrial In Engle Progeny Lawsuit ($$)

in which a woman claimed that a tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her husband, which led to his lung cancer and death, because the judge gave contradictory jury instructions that may confuse the jury (Lorraine Olson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Lexis Nexis
added May 25, 2017 21:11
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[Florida] Jury Awards $2.4 Million To Former Smoker In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

$1.3 million in punitive damages, bringing the total award to $2.4 million in the suit where she claimed that the misinformation spread about the harmfulness and addictive nature of cigarettes by a tobacco company led to her lung cancer (Linda Martin v. P
Lexis Nexis
added May 25, 2017 00:19
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[Florida, North Carolina] Ruling allowing Engle evidence in future trials makes it harder for tobacco companies in smoking lawsuits

Philip Morris USA spokesman Brian May said the more than 200-page dissenting opinion “provides strong legal ground for review by the U.S. Supreme Court,” May said. “Although we disagree with the decision, it will not meaningfully change the trial struct
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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[Florida] Parker Waichman Comments on Tobacco Ruling: Engle May Now Be Used to Prove Smoking Injury Liability

"The recent majority opinion has followed what we have seen in the class litigation, in all court opinions, and what was decided in Engle," said Keith Gitman, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP.
PR Newswire
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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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] 11th Circuit Finds Federal Law Does Not Preempt Engle Progeny Claims ($$)

ruled that federal law does not preempt smokers from filing negligence suits against tobacco companies and affirmed a $2.75 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit (Theresa Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 13-14590, 11th Cir., 2017 U.S. A
Lexis Nexis
added May 23, 2017 12:35
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[Florida] Are You Ready For More Tobacco Litigation?

Tobacco cases — it’s the litigation that keeps giving. In a contentious en banc decision — there were three dissents, one of which chastised judges to “stick to our day jobs” instead of advocating for plaintiffs — the Eleventh Circuit found that smokers
Above the Law (blog)
added May 23, 2017 02:46
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[Florida] Philip Morris Smacked with $1.3M Punitive Award, $2.4M Total, for Cancer That Cost Smoker Her Lung

capping a $2.4 million total award to a Cuban immigrant who lost a lung after smoking the company’s cigarettes for more than a decade. Martin v. Philip Morris, 07-CA-34267.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 23, 2017 00:03
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[Florida] Time On Tobacco’s Side In Engle Progeny Battles

John McCoy says he probably won’t live long enough to collect the $10.5 million judgment he won against the tobacco companies. In the decade since he filed his lawsuit over the lung cancer death of his wife, Glodine, two of his children have died. The 88-
Law360
added May 21, 2017 20:32
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[Florida] Takeaways from Tallahassee — Tobacco decision cheers one former judge

The appellate decision included a 226-page dissent from Judge Gerald Tjoflat.... That had former 1st District Court of Appeal judge Simone Marstiller, now in private practice, tweeting, “#DissentsIWontBeReading.” A tweet also came out under her law fi
SaintPetersBlog
added May 20, 2017 15:39
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