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[Florida] Nonagenarian's Motivation to Quit Smoking Questioned in Trial Against Big Three Tobacco Companies

Daniel Seidman, director of smoking cessation services at Columbia University, told jurors Richard Shulman, who smoked R.J. Reynolds, Liggett, and Philip Morris-brand cigarettes for more than 40 years, was so dependent on nicotine he suffered symptoms ak
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 12, 2015 14:52
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Florida appeals court revives $12.3 mln award for Engle plaintiff

reinstated $12.3 million in damages for the daughter of a deceased smoker, ruling that the trial court had erred by granting R.J. Reynolds' motion to toss a jury verdict finding the company had fraudulently concealed the dangers of cigarettes. In a unani
Reuters
added Nov 13, 2015 02:39
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[Florida] CINDY EVERS v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY (PDF)

Accordingly, we reverse the directed verdict on Ms. Evers' fraud by concealment and conspiracy to commit fraud by concealment claims. Because we are reinstating the jury's verdict on these two claims we likewise reinstate the punitive damages award att
Florida  Second District  Court Of Appeal
added Nov 14, 2015 02:14
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[Florida] $325K in Puntives Against Philip Morris Doubles Verdict in Trial Over Mortician's Lung Cancer Death

However, the jury’s failure to award more than $2.3 million in stipulated economic damages Wednesday means the ultimate judgment could be increased to nearly $3 million post-trial. Danielson, who helped run a family-owned funeral home, started smoking w
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 8, 2015 13:55
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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Sued By Fla. Woman Over Bungled Tobacco Suit ($$)

Spooner claims that two of the firm’s attorneys agreed to a joint stipulation in June 2013 dismissing her suit, as Spooner hadn’t returned a court-ordered questionnaire. However, she claims she did in fact fill out the questionnaire and handed it over to
Law360
added Nov 8, 2015 14:10
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Caused Late Pizzeria Owner's Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

told jurors in Pasco County, Florida that John Barbose's death left Phyllis, his wife of four decades, alone and unable to stomach the thought of dating another man, and deprived the couple's loving children and granddaughter of the family patriarch. "He
Law360
added Nov 6, 2015 20:13
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[Florida] Two tobacco trials now underway in PBC circuit court

In opening statements on Thursday, famed Stuart personal injury attorney Willie Gary accused tobacco giants R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris USA of causing the death of Lake Worth resident Thomas Cavalier. A longtime smoker, Cavalier died in 1993 at age 7
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Nov 6, 2015 03:01
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[Florida] Philip Morris Hit With Punitives, Braces For Verdict Row ($$)

The verdict, leveled against Philip Morris for concealing the dangers of cigarettes from the public, was far less than the $17 million that the plaintiffs sought in compensatory damages alone. The parties also promised a post-trial brawl over $2 million
Law360
added Nov 6, 2015 02:17
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[Florida] Philip Morris Caused Mother's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

Tognoli started smoking in the early 1960s at age 19. She smoked about one and a half packs per day for 33 years. Her son remembered her leaving "Dances With Wolves" to take smoke breaks four times, Rosenblum said. She finally quit when she was diagnose
Law360
added Nov 8, 2015 14:11
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[Florida] Jury Disregards Instructions, Awards $325K to Mortician's Family, Plus Punitives TBD, in Suit Against Philip Morris

But, they failed to follow instructions to award more than $2.3 million in economic damages, issuing only $325,000 in compensatories, plus potential punitives, instead. Danielson v. Philip Morris
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 6, 2015 20:31
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