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[Florida] Despite Lack of Records, Cigarettes Likely Caused Smoker's Fatal Cancer, Dr. Says in Tobacco Trial

Dr. Luis Villa, a Miami oncologist and pathologist, said he was confident Booker Davis’ lung cancer was caused by smoking because 95-98% of squamous cell cancers, the type doctors diagnosed in Davis, are linked to cigarettes. “There is the rare case of s
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 7, 2016 19:46
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Avera & Smith Wins Florida Supreme Court Ruling Against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for Consideration of Punitive Damages in Engle Progeny Case

determined that there is "no legal or principled basis for denying Engle progeny plaintiffs the right to pursue punitive damages on all properly pled counts." As a result, Avera & Smith will litigate the matter of punitive damages in the case before the E
PR Newswire
added Apr 7, 2016 19:42
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[Florida] Fla. Judge Blasts RJ Reynolds Atty Over Error In Openings ($$)

scolded an R.J. Reynolds attorney for erroneously telling jurors in an Engle progeny trial that a man who died of lung cancer had given up his parental rights, saying the attorney also failed to correct the error after a sustained...
Law360
added Mar 31, 2016 16:10
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Key Florida Supreme Court Rulings Pave Way for Millions More in Damages Against Tobacco Companies

Two Florida Supreme Court decisions in as many weeks have changed the litigation landscape for thousands of Engle progeny plaintiffs, rendering it easier to prove class membership and recover millions in punitive damages against the nation’s tobacco comp
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 31, 2016 15:51
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Pair of Florida Supreme Court Decisions Lead to Mistrial in Suit Against R.J. Reynolds

Norton Thursday granted defendant R.J. Reynolds’ motion for a mistrial... The two decisions coming in the midst of the Redburn trial had too great a potential impact to avoid a mistrial, according to Jones Day’s Emily Baker, representing Reynolds. Baker c
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 30, 2016 20:42
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Florida Supreme Court clarifies meaning of 'manifestation' for Engle claims

The Florida Supreme Court ruled 5-2 Thursday that "manifestation" of a smoking-related disease means only that the plaintiff was exhibiting symptoms, and need not have actually been diagnosed or known that tobacco was the cause by the Nov. 21, 1996 cut-o
Reuters
added Mar 28, 2016 15:41
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court issues second Engle ruling against Reynolds

In the 2004 lawsuit involving Pamela Ciccone, the justice ruled Thursday that a plaintiff and/or their family don’t have to prove a medical condition diagnosis was made before Nov. 21, 1996 — the deadline date set by the court for filing Engle cases — to
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 26, 2016 17:09
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Petitioner, vs. PAMELA CICCONE, etc., Respondent. (PDF)

Under the definition we adopt, the plaintiff does not need to have been formally diagnosed or know that the symptoms were tobacco-related prior to the “cut-off date” for class membership.
Supreme Court of Florida
added Jun 10, 2016 21:31
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[Florida] Appeals Court Overturns Verdict In Smoker's Death

A three-judge panel ruled in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. and ordered a new trial in the Palm Beach County case filed by Kathleen Gafney, the widow of smoker Frank Gafney.
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Mar 25, 2016 13:11
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Lower Smokers' Hurdle For Engle Class Eligibility ($$)

Supreme Court expanded punitive damages for Engle progeny plaintiffs, tobacco companies were dealt another blow Thursday as the court ruled that a smoker did not need an official diagnosis before the cutoff date for membership in the original Engle class.
Law360
added Mar 25, 2016 05:50
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