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Florida Supreme Court Denies Petition For Review In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

without explanation, denied an Engle progeny plaintiff’s petition for review in appealing a lower court’s decision to vacate a $16.8 million verdict and grant a new trial in a tobacco suit (Cynthia Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. SC17-1130, Fla
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 13, 2017 13:32
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Florida Supreme Court declines to hear $23 billion Escambia County tobacco lawsuit

The 5-2 decision means a lower court ruling tossing out the verdict and ordering a new trial will stand. Cynthia Robinson filed a lawsuit in 2008 against the tobacco company over the death of her husband, Michael Johnson Sr., from lung cancer in 1996.
Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Dec 6, 2017 00:06
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Florida Supreme Court Refuses To Take Up Tobacco Case

In a victory for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the Florida Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case that initially involved a more than $23 billion verdict...A three-judge panel of the appeals court blasted an attorney for the estate, pointing
WJCT Public Broadcasting (Jacksonville, FL)
added Dec 16, 2017 00:41
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Won't Weigh Loss Of $24B Win By Smoker's Wife ($$)

Florida Supreme Court declined Monday to take up the appeal of a smoker's widow who had her $23.6 billion win against R.J. Reynolds overturned in a lower appeals court, sending the parties back to the trial court for a new trial.
Law360
added Dec 5, 2017 17:51
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[Florida] Link Between Tobacco Messaging and Smoker's Heart Disease Debated, as Trial Against Philip Morris Opens

Attorneys last week debated what role, if any, nicotine addiction and tobacco marketing played in a Florida man’s death from complications related to heart disease, as trial began against Philip Morris. Bryant v. Philip Morris, 2015CA001691.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 30, 2017 15:45
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[Florida] CHADWELL V. PHILIP MORRIS UPCOMING Trial 11/30/17 –

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant concealed the dangers of cigarettes, leading to addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 30, 2017 06:19
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[Florida] PERROTTO V. RJ REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 12/04/17 –

In this Engle progeny case, Debbie Perrotto is suing defendant tobacco manufacturers, claiming that defendants concealed the dangers of smoking while furthering an addiction to cigarettes that caused smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 30, 2017 06:18
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. AND R.J. REYNOLDS v. ANDY R. ALLEN SR.: BRIEF ON JURISDICTION OF PETITIONERS PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. AND R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY (PDF)

Shortly after the jury was empaneled, Petitioners discovered Juror Taylor’s true opinions. As recently as five months before trial, he had exhorted smokers on Facebook to “‘[s]et [themselves] free from the people who have you addicted,’” and urged them t
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 30, 2017 06:15
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Say Juror's 'Satan' Barb Invalidates $18M Award ($$)

Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds asked the Florida Supreme Court Monday to throw out an $18 million damages award for a deceased smoker’s family because a juror failed to disclose his views that tobacco companies are “leeches” and compared them to Satan in
Law360
added Nov 28, 2017 19:45
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[Florida] Fourth District Court of Appeal reverses and remands tobacco industry wrongful death suit

surgeon general’s reports were wrongly admitted into evidence and indecorously used to reinforce expert opinion that tobacco in fact is addictive and deadly. The 4th District Court of Appeal cited Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Pollari 2017, a case that found
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Nov 26, 2017 23:37
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