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[Florida] Fla. High Court Keeps Big Tobacco Open To Punitive Damages ($$)

Supreme Court kept punitive damages within the grasp of many Engle progeny plaintiffs when it ruled Thursday that they do not have to show individual reliance on Big Tobacco's statements in the 12 years leading up to the filing of the suit in order to pro
Law360
added Apr 3, 2015 02:20
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[Florida] Tobacco Ruling Causes Mistrial 'Nightmare,' Judge Says ($$)

A Florida judge declared a mistrial Thursday in an Engle progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. that was well underway, hours after the state's Supreme Court handed down game-changing rulings for tobacco lawsuits that caused what the judge called
Law360
added Apr 3, 2015 02:18
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court strikes fraud time-limit defense in Engle tobacco suits

Tobacco companies were dealt a setback Thursday in a pair of rulings from the Florida Supreme Court that bar the use of a key defense to claims from hundreds of smokers that the companies covered up the dangers of smoking.
Reuters
added Apr 3, 2015 02:16
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., et al., vs. TINA RUSSO, etc. (PDF)

Consistent with our decision in Hess, we conclude that the district court below properly determined that the trial court did not err in denying PM USA and R.J. Reynolds’ requested jury instruction on the fraud statute of repose.
Supreme Court of Florida
added Apr 2, 2015 18:42
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[Florida] ELAINE HESS, etc., vs. PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC. (PDF)

whether plaintiff’s fraudulent concealment claim is barred...we quash the Fourth District’s decision in Hess, approve Frazier to the extent of its conclusion pertaining to the statute of repose, and approve Kush and Laschke. We reinstate the jury verdi
Supreme Court of Florida
added Apr 2, 2015 18:39
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[Florida] BREAKING: Fla. High Court Keeps Big Tobacco Open To Punitive Damages ($$)

Florida Supreme Court ...ruled Thursday that they do not have to show individual reliance on Big Tobacco's statements in the 12 years leading up to the filing of the suit in order to prove fraudulent concealment claims.
Law360
added Apr 2, 2015 18:32
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Sick Ex-Smoker Blames R.J. Reynolds 'Propaganda' ($$)

saying in opening arguments Monday that tobacco companies' decades-long "propaganda" campaign fooled him into believing smoking wasn't dangerous. During opening arguments in Broward County, Florida, the attorney for plaintiff Thomas Ryan, Gary Paige of Go
Law360
added Mar 31, 2015 14:17
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Chart: Top 100 Verdicts of 2014

1. Products Liab..$23,640,612,741 Estate of Johnson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Escambia Co., Fla., ..
National Law Journal
added Mar 31, 2015 12:28
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[Florida] Tobacco Verdicts Dominated 2014

Six of the nation's largest verdicts last year came from Florida juries to smokers...Rice said. "Now what you've got to prove individually, by each individual class member, is: Were they addicted, and if they were addicted, whose product was it, and what
National Law Journal
added Mar 28, 2015 07:35
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[Florida] Jury Awards $13M to Widow in Smoker Case

"Paul Pollari tried to quit many times and switched to light cigarettes, which he mistakenly believed were safer," McPharlin said. "He never knew all the things tobacco companies were doing to make cigarettes more addictive."
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Mar 28, 2015 06:59
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