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Florida appeals court declines to revive tobacco cases

said a lower court had been right to toss more than 70 lawsuits filed against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company on behalf of smokers who had been dead for many years, rejecting the lawyers’ requests to substitute the plaintiffs for new ones. “The lawsuits fi
Reuters
added Feb 10, 2018 16:55
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... blow to the tobacco giant's attorneys at King & Spalding LLP, a Florida jury on Monday hit R...
Law360
added Feb 9, 2018 22:42
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$17.5M Total Verdict Handed Down Against RJR, Philip Morris for South Florida Woman's Cancer Death

The damage award, handed down by a jury in Florida’s 11th Circuit Court, in Dade County, includes $10 million in punitive damages divided equally between R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris on Tuesday, and $7.5 million in compensatories for the 1997 cancer d
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 9, 2018 18:45
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[Florida] MOBLEY V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 02/12/18 –

plaintiff claims defendant tobacco company concealed the dangers of cigarettes, leading to nicotine addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 9, 2018 18:45
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[Florida] TERESA STARR-BLUNDELL V. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO UPCOMING Trial 02/12/18 –

In this Engle progeny tobacco litigation proceeding, Plaintiff Teresa Starr- Blundell (personal representative of the estate of Lucy Starr) alleged Philip Morris Tobacco Co and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co of fraudulent concealment of dangers of smoking ciga
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 9, 2018 18:44
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[Florida] IN RE 73 ENGLE-RELATED CASES. On appeal from the Circuit Court for Duval County (PDF)

the trial court dismissed the cases and in doing so denied plaintiffs’ counsel’s request for leave to amend the complaints and substitute new party plaintiffs into the actions. Plaintiffs’ counsel appealed these decisions. We affirm.
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 9, 2018 17:53
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[Florida] STAINES, Appellant, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY, and LORILLARD, INC., Appellees: PER CURIAM (PDF)

We affirm for the same basic reasons detailed in our opinion in In re 73 Engle-Related Cases. Shortly stated, we find no legal error in the trial court’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit filed by counsel on behalf of Ms. Staines because “deceased perso
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 9, 2018 17:52
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[Florida] Tobacco cases rejected because of dead clients

A state appellate court upheld the dismissal of more than 70 lawsuits against tobacco companies and refused to allow attorneys to amend the complaints because the clients had died before the cases were filed. Thursday’s decision came less than four month
Northwest Florida News
added Feb 9, 2018 17:23
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[Florida] Fla. Court OKs Toss Of Engle Cases Filed For Dead Plaintiffs ($$)

said a lower court was right to toss several dozen Engle progeny suits filed by two law firms on behalf of plaintiffs that “had been dead for many years,” just months after a panel of federal judges fined the same firms $9.1 million for filing nearly iden
Law360
added Feb 8, 2018 21:08
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Florida Jury Awards Family Of Smoker $17.5 Million In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

A Florida jury on Feb. 6 awarded the surviving family members of a smoker who died from lung cancer $10 million in punitive damages, bringing the total amount of damages to $17.5 million (Kenneth Gloger v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2011-CA-23
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 7, 2018 19:57
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