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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court OKs Punitive Damages In Engle Suits ($$)

ruled that the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer can seek punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on strict liability and negligence claims, resolving an appellate split on the issue and marking a big win for Engle progeny plaintiffs.
Law360
added Mar 17, 2016 20:52
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[Florida] SOFFER. vs. R.J. REYNOLDS: ARE MEMBERS OF THE CLASS IN ENGLE V. LIGGETT...ENTITLED TO PURSUE AN AWARD OF PUNITIVE DAMAGES UNDER THEORIES OF NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY? (PDF)

Considered in light of the supreme court’s decision to allow Engle progeny plaintiffs to “initiate individual damages actions,” one simply cannot infer that the supreme court intended to place a limitation upon progeny plaintiffs’ ability to pursue pu
Supreme Court of Florida
added Mar 17, 2016 17:03
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[Florida] THE 2016 PLAINTIFFS' HOT LIST Motley Rice

Motley Rice founding member Joseph Rice also helped ink a $100 million settlement on Feb. 25, 2015, with Big Tobacco to resolve about 400 smoker cases pending in federal courts in Florida. It was the largest tobacco settlement in decades and spawned from
National Law Journal
added Mar 13, 2016 10:56
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Beats $10M Claim Over Unfiltered Cigarette Smoker's Lung Cancer Death

Jurors Tuesday absolved R.J. Reynolds of liability for the cancer death of a Florida heavy equipment operator who smoked unfiltered cigarettes for decades. Gamble v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA-003848. Jurors needed less than an hour to conclude Donald Gambl
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 10, 2016 15:53
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[Florida] Robert Kaye, Judge in $145B Engle Tobacco Case, Dies at Age 86

The Miami-Dade Circuit judge who presided over the landmark trial that delivered a $145 billion verdict against the tobacco industry has died, the court confirmed Thursday. Retired Judge Robert Kaye died Feb. 8 in Ocala at age 86, according to the Miam
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Mar 4, 2016 17:51
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... $11.5 million plus punitive damages, instead awarding her $350,000 and assigning the tobacco giant only...
Law360
added Mar 4, 2016 14:18
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[Florida] $350K Award to Widow After Jury Clears Philip Morris of Liability for Smoker's Death

awarded $350,000 to the widow of an alcohol abuse counselor who developed cancer after 40 years of smoking, but rejected the case's wrongful death claim and cleared cigarette maker Philip Morris of the lion’s share of liability. McCall v. Philip Morris,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 3, 2016 11:53
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[Florida] BREAKING: Philip Morris Escapes Most Liability In $11.5M Engle Trial ($$)

jury Wednesday rejected a widow's bid for $11.5 million plus punitive damages against Philip Morris USA Inc. for the death of her husband, who smoked, instead awarding her $350,000 and assigning the tobacco giant only a quarter of the blame for his lung c
Law360
added Mar 2, 2016 23:36
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[Florida] In Engle Trials, Female Attys Face An Old Boy's Club ($$)

Laura Shamp, says women have been chased out of the courtroom for too long... The dearth of lead female trial attorneys in state Engle cases may be rooted in decades-old social and historical forces, experts told Law360. Shamp said she faced a barrage of
Law360
added Mar 1, 2016 16:47
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[Florida] Vector Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results

For the fourth quarter 2015, the Tobacco segment had revenues of $269.9 million, compared to $272.8 million for the fourth quarter 2014. The decline in revenues was primarily due to a 0.2% decline in unit sales volume partially offset by favorable net pr
Business Wire
added Mar 1, 2016 16:45
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