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Florida Supreme Court asked to clarify whether tobacco claims are preempted

whether a federal appeals court was right when it ruled that federal law preempts certain products-liability claims against cigarette makers, potentially affecting hundreds of cases in the state's courts. On Wednesday, Florida's Fourth Circuit Court of A
Reuters
added Jan 8, 2016 15:15
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[Florida] Fla. appeals court eliminates $55M in punitive damages in Engle lawsuit

ordered a new trial in two phases...the late Johnnie Calloway...One appellate judge said the reversal was meant to send a message that attorneys “creating an atmosphere of win at all costs ... do so at their own peril, and the peril of their clients.”
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 8, 2016 03:01
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R.J. REYNOLDS, PHILIP MORRIS USA, LORILLARD and LIGGETT, Appellants, v. MARVINE CALLOWAY (PDF)

we reverse the judgment based on the fraudulent concealment and conspiracy to commit fraudulent concealment claims. We reverse the punitive damages award. We remand for a new trial on these issues. Alternatively, should the plaintiff choose not to proceed
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 8, 2016 02:00
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. PHIL J. MAROTTA (PDF)

We disagree with Graham, and we respectfully note what we believe to be flaws in its reasoning....Graham suggests that state and presumably local governments cannot ban a product that Congress has chosen to regulate. This blanket argument cannot withstan
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 8, 2016 02:05
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Fla. Panel Asks Justices To Weigh In On Engle Preemption ($$)

appeals court asked the state Supreme Court to weigh in on the Eleventh Circuit’s recent finding that federal law preempts Engle plaintiffs’ strict liability and negligence claims, saying on Wednesday it disagrees that such claims are tantamount to bannin
Law360
added Jan 8, 2016 02:03
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., Appellant, v. JAMES NAUGLE (PDF)

existence of the text message from the second juror established reasonable grounds to believe that some juror misconduct occurred, which constitutes a legal basis for an interview of the second juror...remand for the trial court to conduct an interview
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 8, 2016 01:53
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Court Orders Interview Of 2nd Juror In $11.65M Tobacco Award ($$)

interview of a second juror that helped award $11.65 million to a former smoker suing Philip Morris USA Inc. over a text message revealing the juror may have searched for the previous verdict in the case online.
Law360
added Jan 8, 2016 01:51
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[Florida] $55M Tobacco Damages Award Reversed Over Jury Instructions ($$)

failure to instruct the jury that the deceased smoker needed to have relied on Big Tobacco's advertisements to prove conspiracy and fraud claims...ordered a new trial ... the widow of longtime smoker Johnnie Calloway against Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. R
Law360
added Jan 7, 2016 04:51
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[Florida] HOWLES V. PHILIP MORRIS

Howles v. Philip Morris 01/06/16 AM (OPENINGS) TBD 09:00 AM EST / In this tobacco litigation trial, Mary Howles is suing defendant tobacco companies, claiming they concealed the dangers of cigarettes, which caused a smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 6, 2016 14:57
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[Florida] CVN Top 10 Plaintiff Verdicts of 2015

8. Ledoux v. R.J. Reynolds, et al. - $35 million verdict in Engle tobacco case... Why it made the cut: CVN has covered nearly every Engle progeny tobacco trial to date. Each trial is a huge undertaking for both sides given the amount of discovery, exper
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 30, 2015 17:13
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