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[Florida] JAMES SMITH, SR., Plaintiff-Appellee, v R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al., Defendant-Appellant. (PDF)

The relief Defendant requests—a reduction of damages in violation of Florida law—is obviously not apt. V.Conclusion For the above reasons, we AFFIRM the district court.
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 30, 2018 03:05
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Can't Trim $600K Engle Damages, 11th Circ. Says ($$)

an Eleventh Circuit panel upheld a Florida federal court’s decision not to trim the damages by the proportional fault a jury attributed to a longtime smoker. James Smith Sr. had accused RJ Reynolds of fraudulent concealment, an intentional tort, as well
Law360
added Jan 30, 2018 03:01
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Florida Jury Sides With Tobacco Company In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

found in favor of a tobacco company in an Engle progeny suit in which a woman claimed that her husband was addicted to cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and that his addiction was the cause of his oral cavity cancer and death (Dorothy Mae Kelse
Lexis Nexis
added Jan 26, 2018 00:52
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[Florida] Attorney Chestnut found in contempt

A Florida judge has found attorney Christopher Chestnut in contempt of court for failing to supply information that would help pay another law firm a cut from a $23 billion verdict against a tobacco company back in 2014. Martin County court documents sh
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Jan 25, 2018 04:44
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Florida Supreme Court Declines To Review $13.4 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

declined to review a tobacco suit in which a jury awarded a widower and his daughter $13.4 million in damages over the death of his wife (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Paul R. Larkin, et al., No. SC17-1712, Fla. Sup., 2018 Fla. LEXIS 133).
Lexis Nexis
added Jan 26, 2018 00:51
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court Rejects RJR's Appeal Of $13.5M Verdict ($$)

and ordered the tobacco company to pay the family's attorneys' fees for the appeal. Florida's highest court declined to accept jurisdiction in the case, leaving in place a Third District Court of Appeal decision that affirmed $13.5 million in damages aga
Law360
added Jan 24, 2018 04:47
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[Florida] Appellate Group Of The Year: Mayer Brown ($$)

... decertified class have been pursuing individual tobacco-related claims against Mayer Brown client Phillip Morris. The firm was able to vacate a $13 million wrongful death award by successfully arguing the lower...
Law360
added Jan 20, 2018 01:32
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[Florida] Lies, Addiction Led to Smoker's Lung Transplant, Atty Argues as Trial Opens Against R.J. Reynolds

Dawn Schlefstein was a regular smoker by the time she was 16...her family contends Reynolds...caused her emphysema by conspiring to hide the dangers of smoking for much of her life, while engineering their product to be addictive.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 19, 2018 21:27
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[Florida] Firms Deserve $9M Fine For ‘Baseless’ Engle Suits: Report ($$)

A special master on Friday told a Florida federal court that it shouldn’t change a $9.1 million sanctions order against two law firms for filing and maintaining "baseless" tobacco lawsuits, saying the sanctions would compensate the public for the cost of
Law360
added Jan 18, 2018 07:09
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[Florida] IN RE: ENGLE CASES: SPECIAL MASTER’S RESPONSE TO THE WILNER FIRM, P.A.’S MOTION TO ALTER OR AMEND THE SANCTIONS ORDER, AND FARAH & FARAH, P.A. AND CHARLIE FARAH’S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION (PDF)

For the reasons stated below, the Special Master recommends denying both motions.
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 18, 2018 07:15
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