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[Florida] Justices Asked To Consider Dismissed Tobacco Cases

three months after an appeals court upheld the dismissal of 73 lawsuits against tobacco companies, plaintiffs’ attorneys are asking the Florida Supreme Court to take up the dispute. The attorneys filed a notice last week as a first step in seeking Suprem
WLRN-Miami Herald
added May 9, 2018 01:21
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[Florida] Camel Cigarettes & Tobacco Conspiracy to Blame for Man's Fatal Cancer, Atty Argues in Trial Against RJR

Attorneys battled Friday over whether nicotine addiction and a conspiracy to hide smoking’s dangers caused a Florida man’s lung cancer death as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds. Morse v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-006848. “It’s almost a 50-year conspiracy
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 9, 2018 01:20
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Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 5.8.18: “Justices asked to consider dismissed tobacco cases”

About three months after an appeals court upheld the dismissal of 73 lawsuits against tobacco companies, plaintiffs’ attorneys are asking the Florida Supreme Court to take up the dispute. The attorneys filed a notice as a first step in seeking Supreme Cou
Florida Politics
added May 9, 2018 00:08
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[Florida] Justices asked to consider dismissed tobacco cases

About three months after an appeals court upheld the dismissal of 73 lawsuits against tobacco companies, plaintiffs’ attorneys are asking the Florida Supreme Court to take up the dispute. The attorneys filed a notice last week as a first step in seeking
Florida Politics
added May 8, 2018 23:52
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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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