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[Florida] McKEEVER v. PHILIP MORRIS: VERDICT (PDF)

Law360
added Feb 24, 2015 13:03
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Florida Tobacco Victims Might Lose Millions

The cigarette industry reignited Florida's tobacco wars Wednesday with a one-sentence bill that would strip away the right of thousands of Florida victims to collect millions in damages.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Feb 21, 2015 23:32
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[Florida] Jury Favors RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

The jury answered “no” when asked whether Barbara McMannis had lung cancer, whether she was addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine, and whether the addiction was the legal cause of her lung cancer. The plaintiffs had claimed that smoking cigarettes h
Law360
added Feb 21, 2015 09:46
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[Florida] Appeals ruling determines Reynolds not at fault in smoker’s death

Appellate Court reaffirmed Thursday a verdict in an Engle progeny case that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was not at legal fault for the death of a smoker. In a separate legal ruling Wednesday, Lorillard has been ordered to pay $25,000 in compensatory damages
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 20, 2015 15:22
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[Florida] MCMANNIS v. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al.: JURY VERDICT FORM (PDF)

Do you find that Barbara McMannis had lung cancer, that she was addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine, and that an addiction to cigarettes containing nicotine was a legal cause of lung cancer? YES / NO _X
Law360
added Feb 21, 2015 09:49
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[Florida] Jury sides with tobacco companies in family's lawsuit

Court staff read the jury's verdict that said: "Do you find that Barbara McMannis had lung cancer, that she was addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine and that an addiction to cigarettes containing nicotine was the leading cause of her lung cancer? A
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Feb 20, 2015 04:01
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[Florida] Ex-Smoker Asks Fla. Jury For $13M In Engle Progeny Case ($$)

Counsel for an ailing former smoker asked a Florida jury Thursday for more than $13 million plus punitive damages in an Engle progeny trial's closing arguments, but the cigarette makers said the decision to continue smoking was his choice.
Law360
added Feb 20, 2015 03:29
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[Florida] Jury delivers verdict in Charlotte County tobacco trial

Donald McMannis, 82, sued Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company saying his wife Barbara’s addiction to cigarettes led to the cancer that killed her. For the past two weeks, jurors heard testimony from doctors, addiction experts and family
WINK-TV Channel 5 (Ft. Myers, FL)
added Feb 19, 2015 18:10
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Naples legislator's bill would snuff millions in damages for Florida tobacco victims

The industry has already lined up its troops, hiring 95 lobbyists including a who’s who of players close to Gov. Rick Scott and key Republican legislative leaders, and distributing $217,000 in campaign contributions in the last election cycle. Opposing
Bradenton (FL) Herald
added Feb 19, 2015 12:01
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[Florida] Bill sides with Big Tobacco to snuff out damage claims

The proposal by Sen. Garrett Richter, R-Naples, would retroactively apply a 1999 cap on punitive damages to “all civil actions in which judgment has not been entered.” It is aimed at snubbing 4,500 smokers and their families who have sued cigarette maker
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Feb 19, 2015 11:59
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