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[Florida] Appellate Court Ruling Expands the Definition of Engle Class Member

ruled last week that prospective Engle class members could be residents or citizens — not both — of Florida at the time their smoking-related disease first manifests or is diagnosed.
Law.com
added Sep 19, 2018 17:22
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[Florida] HAREWOOD v REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Individually and as successor by merger to BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION, individually and as Successor by merger to THE AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY: VERDICT (PDF)

Was Glenn Simmons addicted to cigarettes manufactured by Brown & Williamson containing nicotine, and, if so, was such an addiction a legal cause of his oral cavity cancer? Yes - - /- - No - - - - If your answer to Question 1 was NO, you should
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 20, 2018 22:48
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Florida Panel Defines Residency Requirement For Engle Progeny Cases ($$)

concluded that the phrase “[a]ll Florida citizens and residents” as it appears in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Engle, 672 So. 2d 39, 40 (Fla. 3d DCA 1996) (Engle I), requires a showing that at the time of manifestation or diagnosis of a smoking-related di
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 18:37
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[Florida] Connecticut Top Court: Longshore Ruling Precludes Employer’s Asbestos Defense ($$)

precludes the employer from relitigating the issue, the Connecticut Supreme Court held...Welch testified that while tobacco use contributed to the decedent’s lung...
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 18:36
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[Florida] Woman sues tobacco companies for mom's death, wins appeal

Florida ruled in favor of Searcy and awarded $6 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in total punitive damages. On appeal, the tobacco companies argued the the lower court infringed on its Seventh Amendment rights and due process when the cour
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Sep 14, 2018 01:35
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[Florida] Elsa Chacon, etc., Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. Philip Morris USA, Inc., Appellee/Cross-Appellant: An appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Jerald Bagley, Judge. (PDF)

Satisfying either Florida citizenship or Florida residency is sufficient to allow a plaintiff to then proceed to prove the timing of the manifestation or diagnosis of the smoking-related illness in relation to the Engle class membership cutoff date of
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 14, 2018 18:33
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Reverses Philip Morris Win In Engle Case ($$)

do not need to show they were both a resident and a citizen of Florida when they got sick to belong to the original Engle class...said smokers and their representatives suing tobacco companies do not need to show that the smoker was both a resident and a
Law360
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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[Florida] Jury Awards $250K to Deceased Smoker's Family in Non-Economic Damages Retrial Against Philip Morris

non-economic damages to the family of a Florida mortician whose 1995 lung cancer death was previously tied to years of smoking Philip Morris cigarettes. Danielson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA002737.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 11, 2018 16:18
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[Florida] In Retrial, Tobacco Plaintiffs Awarded $250,000 In Noneconomic Damages ($$)

a Florida jury ordered Philip Morris USA Inc. to pay the widow and children of a smoker $250,000 in noneconomic damages, just over one year after an appeals court found that an initial jury award rendered in the case was too low and the result of “advers
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 11, 2018 16:16
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[Virgin Islands, Florida] Two-Jury Trials Could Light New Way For Fla. Tobacco Cases ($$)

an innovative recent tobacco trial in the U.S. Virgin Islands: two plaintiffs, and two juries, but tried at the same time in the same courtroom, resulting in $113 million in verdicts. Two St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, juries in weeklong trials that began A
Law360
added Sep 11, 2018 01:26
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