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Florida Supreme Court says appeals court erred when it reversed $4.5 million award over smoking-related death

In her lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., a district court awarded the damages after a jury determined Gwendolyn E. Odom’s mother passed away because of her cigarette addiction. The appeals court overturned it as well as the trial court’s denial
Legal NewsLine
added Oct 3, 2018 08:22
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Florida Jury: Widow Entitled To $2.4 Million In Compensatory Damages ($$)

Although denying an award of punitive damages on Sept. 26, a Florida jury on Sept. 25 awarded the wife of a lung cancer victim $2.4 million in compensatory damages...
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 2, 2018 04:20
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[Florida] Jury Delivers $2.4M Verdict Against Philip Morris, but $0 Punitives, at Trial Over 31-Year-Old's Cancer Death

concluded James Chadwell died from smoking-related lung cancer driven by an addiction to cigarettes and Philip Morris’ participation in a decades-long scheme...$0 punitive verdict Wednesday after a separate proceeding.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 1, 2018 03:47
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[Florida] California Injunction Barring Indian Woman’s Cigarette Sales Stays In Place ($$)

California cannot obtain injunctive relief under its unfair competition law (UCL) claim against a member of an Indian tribe for selling untaxed cigarettes from her reservation home, but...
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 1, 2018 03:43
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Florida Supreme Court Reinstates $20 Million Award In Engle-Progeny Case ($$)

A Florida appeals court erred when it created a bright-line cap on the amount of noneconomic damages available to adult, financially independent children who prevail on wrongful death...
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 26, 2018 00:49
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court overturns Reynolds legal victory, reinstates $18.5M in damages

In June 2014, a Palm Beach County jury awarded $6 million in compensatory damages and $14 million in punitive damages to plaintiff Gwendolyn Odom. Odom is the daughter of Juanita Thurston, who died of lung cancer in 1993 at age 58. She smoked several ci
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 22, 2018 19:51
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Punitives Denied, But Phase I Damages Awarded In Florida Tobacco Case ($$)

J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. on Sept. 18 were ordered by a Florida jury to pay $1 million to a plaintiff for the...
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 24, 2018 04:33
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[Florida] In Trial Against Philip Morris, Questions Surround Cause of 31-Year-Old Smoker's Deadly Cancer

a 31-year-old smoker...Chadwell, who was a two-pack-a-day smoker by the time he was 15...his preferred Marlboros, died in 1993 after a year-long battle with cancer....“Simply put, smoking-related lung cancers just don’t happen in people as young as Mr. Ch
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 21, 2018 22:07
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[Florida] ORTIZ V. PHILIP MORRIS UPCOMINGTrial 09/24/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette maker hid the dangers of smoking, which caused addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 21, 2018 22:04
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[Florida] Justices order tobacco company to pay Delray Beach woman over $18 million

Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a tobacco company must pay a Delray Beach woman over $18 million for the death of her 58-year-old mother who died from lung cancer. In 2014, 67-year-old Gwendolyn Odom convinced a Palm Beach County jury that R.J.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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