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2 prominent lawyers ensnared by Florida's 'hot potato doctrine' are suspended for conflicts

The court said in the 2014 case that a lawyer who faces a conflict between two current clients can’t avoid current-client conflict rules by dropping one client “like a hot potato.” Before that decision, lawyers who dropped current clients because of conf
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added May 3, 2018 16:44
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[Florida] MORSE V. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO UPCOMING Trial 05/01/18 –

claims defendants fraudulently concealed the dangers of smoking and furthered her husband's addiction to cigarettes, which ultimately caused her husband's lung cancer and death.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 1, 2018 22:54
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Florida Supreme Court Suspends 2 Miami Attorneys, Citing Conflicts in Tobacco Litigation

The Florida Supreme Court disagreed with a court-appointed referee’s recommendation to admonish prominent attorney Philip M. Gerson and co-counsel Steven K. Hunter, instead imposed a harsher punishment, suspending both Miami attorneys for 30 days.
Law.com
added Apr 30, 2018 21:39
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Dissenting Florida Appellate Judge: Tobacco Company Entitled To New Trial ($$)

A divided First District Florida Court of Appeal on April 18 upheld, without explanation, a $6.3 million verdict in favor of a widow, but the per curiam affirmance spawned a dissent that argued that Philip Morris USA Inc. is entitled to a new trial on all
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 30, 2018 21:10
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[Florida] THEIS V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL. UPCOMING Trial 05/02/18

plaintiffs claim defendant cigarette manufacturers concealed the dangers of their products, leading to nicotine addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 29, 2018 17:22
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On Remand, Florida Panel Directs Trial Court To Reinstate Tobacco Damages ($$)

reversed and remanded to the 17th Judicial Circuit Court for Broward County a decision that drastically reduced the amount of damages due to a lung cancer widower (Stephen Tognoli v. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 4D16-224, Fla. App. 4th Dist., 2018 Fla. App
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 29, 2018 17:59
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Florida Appeals Court Vacates New Trial Ordered In Tobacco Death Case ($$)

A Florida judge abused his discretion in undoing a jury verdict that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was not liable for the lung cancer death of a Florida man, the Third District Florida Court of Appeal ruled April 25 (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Patsy Dav
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 29, 2018 18:01
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[Florida] Ex-Tobacco Lawyer Hire May Still Burn Plaintiff’s Firm

A Florida trial court will take a new look at whether a personal injury firm is barred from suing Philip Morris because the firm briefly hired an associate who represented the tobacco giant...Former Hunton & Williams associate Paulo Lima litigated for Phi
Big Law Business (Bloomberg Law)
added Apr 27, 2018 16:16
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Appellant, vs. Patsy Elaine Davis, Appellee. An Appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, William Thomas, Judge. (PDF)

the trial court abused its discretion in ordering a new trial...It is clear from the jury’s verdict that they disregarded the expert witness testimony on addiction, so there is no reasonable probability that the objectionable question was so prejudicial
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 26, 2018 15:34
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Dodges New Trial For Smoker's $38M Engle Suit ($$)

A three-judge panel said the jury’s finding that R.J. Reynolds was not to blame for Booker Terry Davis’ death, despite acknowledging that his nicotine addiction led to his death, indicated that it did not consider the company’s reference to a favorable de
Law360
added Apr 26, 2018 15:31
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