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[Florida] Tobacco Powerhouses Targeted Smoker as a Child, Lawyer Claims as Cancer Trial Opens

Attorneys battled over whether tobacco industry deception or a smoker’s own decisions caused her fatal lung cancer, as trial over the woman's death opened against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris Tuesday. Varner v. R.J. Reynolds.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 8, 2016 01:57
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

Lions of the courtroom were out in force this week, winning over juries in an Engle progeny case... Lions Counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. won a round in a nearly $5...
Law360
added Jul 7, 2016 23:19
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[Florida] $133K Award a Sliver of the Millions Sought in Cancer Trial Against Tobacco Companies

Jurors awarded $133,300 to the family of Myra Sermons after concluding nicotine addiction and decades of smoking cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris caused Sermons’ lung cancer and emphysema. Sermons began smoking at about 18 and continue
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 7, 2016 23:01
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Florida Jury Awards $68,300 In Punitives To Engle Progeny Plaintiff ($$)

bringing the total award to $133,300 (Michael Sermons v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2008-CA-000397, Fla. 4th Jud. Cir., Duval Co.). The jury in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court for Duval County said in its verdict that Philip Morris will pay
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 7, 2016 18:22
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. At Fault For Woman's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

Scott Schlesinger of Schlesinger Law Offices PA, an attorney for Joseph Varner, told jurors during opening arguments in Fort Lauderdale that Virginia Varner began smoking at age 12 — so early that she didn't have a chance. "The evidence will show that 1
Law360
added Jul 7, 2016 14:11
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[Florida] Tobacco Giants Largely Avoid Blame In Engle Progeny Trial ($$)

Reynolds and Philip Morris on Friday emerged largely unscathed from a nearly $5 million Engle progeny trial, with jurors finding a deceased smoker mostly to blame for her own cancer and emphysema and awarding just $65,000, but finding that the tobacco gia
Law360
added Jul 2, 2016 17:47
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe $4.7M For Woman's Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

saying the tobacco companies concealed the dangers of tobacco use until she was hopelessly addicted. Andrew Rainer of Brody Hardoon Perkins & Kesten LLP told jurors in Jacksonville, Florida, that Myra Sermons' estate deserves payment for her loss of qual
Law360
added Jul 1, 2016 16:01
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Florida Jury Finds Smoking Not Cause Of Engle Progeny Plaintiff’s Death ($$)

not responsible for the death of a woman whose husband and daughter claimed that she died from smoking cigarettes made by both companies (Leisa Mooney, et al. v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 2011-CA-40815, Fla. Cir., 11th Jud. Cir., Dade Co.).
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 23, 2016 21:40
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[Florida] Tobacco Giants Prevail in $16.7M Trial Over Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer

Jurors needed less than five hours to conclude Barbara Meachem was addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes she smoked for more than four decades, but that nicotine addiction did not cause the small-cell lung cancer that killed her in 1993.
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added Jun 23, 2016 17:58
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Win $17M Cancer Death Trial ($$)

not liable in a $17 million trial over the lung cancer death of a longtime smoker, saying that while she was addicted, the addiction was not a legal cause of her...
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 21:06
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