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[Florida] 11th Circuit Greenlights Smokers’ Suits Against Tobacco Companies

smokers who won a class action against tobacco companies can also file individual lawsuits. The court ruled 7-3 in favor of the smokers. There were some fireworks between the judges. Three wrote dissents. One called the process a “chaotic poker game” and
Daily Report
added May 19, 2017 21:13
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[Florida] Appeals Court Deals Blow To Tobacco Companies

appeals-court Judge Gerald Tjoflat wrote an encyclopedic 226-page dissent on the preemption and due-process issues..."it is clear that Congress would have intended to preempt Graham's strict-liability and negligence claims, rooted as they are in a broadly
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 19, 2017 21:12
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[Florida] Smokers Can Rely On Engle To Prove Liability, 11th Circ. Says ($$)

The appeals court, sitting en banc, reversed an earlier panel ruling that had said Earl Graham, whose wife died of smoking-related lung cancer and was part of the original Engle class, could not rely on the jury's conclusions in Engle v. Liggett Group In
Law360
added May 19, 2017 05:30
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[Florida] Theresa Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al.: En Banc Opinion (PDF) (248pp)

would have us presume that Congress established a right to sell cigarettes based on a handful of federal labeling requirements...We discern no “clear and manifest purpose” to displace tort liability... We AFFIRM the judgments against R.J. Reynolds and Phi
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
added May 18, 2017 16:49
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Appeal $35M Sick Smoker Case

Philip Morris USA and Liggett Group LLC are challenging a 2nd District Court of Appeal ruling last month in favor of Richard Boatright, who developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age 39 because of smoking and had to undergo two double-lung tr
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 18, 2017 17:54
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[Florida] Smoker Who Lost Lung Wins $1.1M Verdict, Plus Possible Punitives, in Trial Against Philip Morris

A Cuban immigrant who lost a lung and suffers from emphysema won a $1.1 million verdict, plus possible punitive damages... Martin v. Philip Morris... jury in Dade County needed just two-and-a-half hours to find Philip Morris liable for hooking Martin to c
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 18, 2017 01:27
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Appeal $35M Sick Smoker Case

Philip Morris USA and Liggett Group LLC are challenging a 2nd District Court of Appeal ruling last month in favor of Richard Boatright, who developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age 39 because of smoking and had to undergo two double-lung tra
WLRN-Miami Herald
added May 17, 2017 16:07
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Engle Progeny Parties Dispute Significance Of Florida Supreme Court Ruling ($$)

The daughter of man who was awarded $2.75 million in an Engle progeny suit and the tobacco companies that initially appealed the verdict on May 1 filed briefs in the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals disputing the significance of a Florida Supreme Court
Lexis Nexis
added May 18, 2017 16:28
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[Florida] Cigarette Addiction Drove Trucker to Cancer Death, Atty Says as Trial Opens Against RJR

Attorneys Friday debated what drove a Florida trucker to smoke up to four packs of cigarettes a day for more than 40 years, as trial over his cancer death opened against R.J. Reynolds. Olson v. R.J Reynolds, 2008-CA-000396.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 17, 2017 16:07
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Florida Jury Awards $6.8 Million To Widow In Tobacco Suit ($$)

Mary Sheffield filed suit in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court for Orange County against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. pursuant to the findings of Engle v. Liggett Group Inc., 945 So.2d 1246... To view the full article, register now.
Lexis Nexis
added May 16, 2017 14:50
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