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[Florida] Appeals court overturns verdict in Palm Beach County tobacco case

A three-judge panel ruled in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. and ordered a new trial in the case filed by Kathleen Gafney, the Boca Raton widow of smoker Frank Gafney who started smoking by age 15.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Mar 23, 2016 21:10
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. DIANNE WEBB, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES CAYCE HORNER: Opinion filed March 21, 2016.

the trial court erred in ruling that Appellee was entitled to attorney’s fees under the Agreement. Accordingly, the Final Judgment for Resolution Funds is REVERSED. WINOKUR, J., CONCURS; SWANSON, J., DISSENTS WITH OPINION. SWANSON, J., dissentin
Amazon CloudFront
added Mar 22, 2016 21:04
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Wins Atty Fee Row With Engle Plaintiff ($$)

In a split decision, a Florida appeals court ruled Monday in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. that an agreement to pay $965,000 in attorney's fees to the daughter of a deceased smoker in an Engle progeny case was invalidated when the court had ordered a
Law360
added Mar 22, 2016 20:59
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[Florida] Engle Tobacco Suits Are Allowed to Seek Punitive Damages

Twenty-four years later she has won the right to claim punitive damages. The ruling is a great win for the Engle plaintiffs in one sense, but the deep pockets of the tobacco giant and the slow gears of the legal system have, if not denied, at least delaye
Legal Reader
added Mar 20, 2016 20:31
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court rules for allowing punitive damages in Engle cases

With the ruling, analysts say Reynolds and other manufacturers may face increased risk of large jury punitive-damages awards. Typically, punitive damages are awarded by juries as punishment for intentional misconduct or gross negligence by the defendant,
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 19, 2016 18:06
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[Florida] Questions Arise over Smoker's Deadly Cancer and Potential Link to Addiction in Trial

The origin of the cancer that killed a 52-year-old Florida man, and the disease’s potential link to his 40 years of smoking took center stage as trial began Thursday in his family’s suit against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds. Redburn v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 19, 2016 02:09
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[Florida] Tobacco industry takes hit in punitive damages ruling

In its ruling Thursday, the Supreme Court sent the Soffer case back to circuit court for a trial limited to whether punitive damages should be awarded on the negligence and strict-liability claims. "We emphasize that Soffer still must satisfy the statut
Business Journal Tampa Bay
added Mar 18, 2016 19:51
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Florida Supreme Court Authorizes Punitive Damages in Tobacco Litigation

Yesterday’s ruling will have an obvious and immediate impact in Engle lawsuits around the state as all Engle plaintiffs will now be on equal footing with respect to punitive damages. Additionally, the opinion will also have an impact on other cases where
Newsome Melton
added Mar 18, 2016 19:45
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[Florida] Engle Cases Likely To Drag On Despite Higher Damages Risk ($$)

Court's ruling Thursday putting punitive damages in play for Engle progeny plaintiffs on non-fraud claims opens up tobacco companies to increased exposure to large damages awards, but plaintiffs attorneys say they don't expect settlements anytime soon.
Law360
added Mar 18, 2016 19:00
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[Florida] Tobacco industry takes hit in punitive damages ruling

Resolving conflicting decisions from lower courts, the Supreme Court on Thursday found that plaintiffs in the cases can seek punitive damages against tobacco companies based on legal claims of negligence and strict liability. In doing so, the court rejec
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Mar 18, 2016 02:13
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