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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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[Florida] Legislators roll out bill to snuff damages for tobacco victims

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 makers but are still awaiting trial over claims that t
Miami (FL) Herald
added Feb 19, 2015 11:45
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[Florida] Who's who in the tobacco wars? Chapter One | Naked Politics

The lobbying team suited up to do battle this year to pass a single sentence into law to save the embattled tobacco industry millions of dollars is a virtual constellation of both new and old stars. All were selected for their unique ability to "enlighten
Miami (FL) Herald blogs
added Feb 19, 2015 11:43
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[Florida] Lorillard Cigarettes Caused Smoker's Death, Engle Jury Finds ($$)

found that a Florida man's now deceased wife's smoking-related death was caused by cigarettes manufactured by Lorillard Tobacco Co., and that she had relied on statements by Lorillard and other tobacco giants concealing smoking's health risks before she q
Law360
added Feb 20, 2015 04:02
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[Florida] Closing arguments heard in Charlotte Co. tobacco trial

Control and responsibility -- the two words are the backbone of RJ Reynolds Tobacco and Phillip Morris USA's case against the McMannis estate. The defense claims Barbara McMannis chose not to quit smoking, even after becoming aware that it was bad for
WZVN ABC7 (Fort Myers, FL)
added Feb 20, 2015 03:22
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[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Looks To Discredit Tobacco Cos.' Final Witness

plaintiff's counsel aimed to discredit the tobacco companies' final witness, who opined that former smoker Ed Caprio would have avoided illnesses he endured if he quit smoking earlier. With the defendants — Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco C
Law360
added Feb 19, 2015 18:09
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[Florida] BAKER v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY: Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit

She appeals the trial court’s entry of final judgment in favor of Defendant, arguing the trial court erred in denying her motion for a new trial because the jury’s verdict was internally inconsistent. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm.
Law360
added Feb 19, 2015 18:08
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