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Ending epic debacle, Florida tobacco firms agree to pay $4.3 million sanction

As part of a global resolution of the sanctions issue and fee disputes, Wilner and the Farah firm agreed to cede more than $7 million in claimed attorneys’ fees to Motley Rice, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein and two other plaintiffs' firms, reducing t
Reuters
added Jul 26, 2018 01:16
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[Florida] Jury Tacks $1M Onto $3.5M Smoking Verdict Against Reynolds ($$)

hit R.J. Reynolds with roughly $1 million in punitive damages, a day after finding the company bore the majority of the blame for a smoker’s cigarette addiction and resulting vascular and heart diseases and awarding $3.52 million in compensatory damages.
Law360
added Jul 26, 2018 01:01
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Florida Still a Dismal Swamp for Cigarette Makers Fighting Death and Injury Claims

With the huge backlog of cases–and trials moving at a rate of only 30 to 50 per year–there is a chance of many claims dying with plaintiffs or their elderly survivors before they can be tried. It isn’t easy to secure a trial date, said Howard Acosta,
FairWarning
added Jul 25, 2018 17:32
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Florida Still a Dismal Swamp for Cigarette Makers Fighting Death and Injury Claims

With the huge backlog of cases–and trials moving at a rate of only 30 to 50 per year–there is a chance of many claims dying with plaintiffs or their elderly survivors before they can be tried. It isn’t easy to secure a trial date, said Howard Acosta,
FairWarning
added Jul 25, 2018 17:32
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$5M Verdict Smacks Philip Morris, RJR at Trial Over Florida Woman's Fatal Lung Cancer

A nearly $3 million punitive verdict last week capped a $5 million total award to a Florida man for the role a jury found the country’s two largest cigarette makers played in his wife’s cancer death. Kaplan v. Philip Morris, CACE 08025823.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 25, 2018 17:23
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Florida Appeals Court Affirms: New Trial Needed In Engle Progeny Case ($$)

judge’s decision to order a new trial on claims of fraud and conspiracy levied against the tobacco industry was upheld...in a dispute over statements made by plaintiff’s counsel that were later deemed prejudicial (Marilyn Oshinsky-Blacker v. Philip Morris
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 24, 2018 23:21
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[Florida] Jury Says RJ Reynolds Bears Blame In $3.5M Smoking Verdict ($$)

Jurors in Pensacola, Florida, who began deliberating on Monday, returned with a verdict in favor of Charles Bush, finding that he was addicted to cigarettes and this addiction was a legal cause of his peripheral vascular disease and coronary heart diseas
Law360
added Jul 24, 2018 23:20
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[Florida] BOULTER V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 07/24/18 –

In this tobacco litigation, plaintiff claims defendant concealed the hazards of smoking, leading to addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 23, 2018 06:30
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[Florida] PHIL J. MAROTTA V. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, ET AL. LIVE Trial 07/20/18 –

Marotta alleged R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company of fraudulent concealment of dangers of smoking cigarettes manufactured by the company which led his Philip M. Marotta to get addicted to smoking at the age of 12 and also alleged the company of being liable o
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 3, 2018 14:03
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Must Pay For Causing Smoker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Counsel for the son of a man killed by lung cancer told a Florida jury on Friday that RJ Reynolds is responsible for the man’s death and should be forced to pay punitive damages, because it purposely created an addictive product and hid its dangers from t
Law360
added Jul 23, 2018 06:30
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