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[Florida] BREAKING: RJ Reynolds Cleared Of $10M Liability In War Hero's Death ($$)

R.J. Reynolds escaped liability in an Engle progeny case after a man's family failed to prove he died of coronary artery disease to avoid losing the case on statute of limitations grounds.
Law360
added Nov 20, 2015 22:20
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[Florida] Smoker's Estate Wins $1M In Fees From RJR, Liggett ($$)

judge ruled Ward was entitled to reasonable fees for expenses incurred proving basic, already decided facts the defendants had refused to admit — such as the fact that cigarettes contain nicotine, and that nicotine is addictive — during the jury trial in
Law360
added Nov 20, 2015 03:18
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[Florida] Philip Morris Remains Off The Hook For $20M Engle Award ($$)

saying the smoker’s reasoning contorts his analysis of the precedent. Judith Berger had asked U.S. District Judge James Carr to reconsider his April decision granting Philip Morris USA Inc.'s motion for judgment as a matter of law, in which he ruled that
Law360
added Nov 19, 2015 17:25
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[Florida] Berger v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.: ORDER (PDF)

Mrs. Berger’s objection takes issue ... with the outcome that being, determination that an inference of reliance is not reasonable in light of Mrs. Berger’s testimony. I decline to revisit the merits of this determination, as the appropriate forum for i
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 19, 2015 17:36
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[Florida] Jury Awards $11M In Restaurateur's Smoking Death ($$)

hit R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. with a total of $1 million in punitive damages in a trial over the lung cancer death of a former pizzeria owner, adding to a $10 million compensatory it awarded to his...
Law360
added Nov 19, 2015 05:48
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[Florida] Update: R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris Hit with $11M in Damages For Restaurateur's Fatal Lung Cancer

Jurors imposed a $1 million punitive verdict against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds Wednesday afternoon, splitting the penalty equally between the two tobacco companies. The jury reached its decision following about an hour of deliberations and closing a
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 19, 2015 05:39
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris Hit with $10M Verdict Plus Punitives in Suit Over Restaurateur's Fatal Lung Cancer

The verdict, reached after less than three hours of deliberations, found John Barbose’s cancer stemmed from a decades-long conspiracy by Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, makers of cigarettes Barbose smoked, to hide the dangers of their product.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 18, 2015 15:27
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes $10M For War Hero's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Relatives of a trucker and war hero who allegedly died of a smoking-related disease after decades of smoking up to six packs of cigarettes daily urged a Florida jury Thursday to award them over $10 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. plus punitives,
Law360
added Nov 20, 2015 18:02
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[Florida] Philip Morris Liable For Mother's Cancer Death, Jury Finds ($$)

liable for a mother's lung cancer death Wednesday, concluding that the company fraudulently hid the dangers of cigarettes from her but awarding her relatives just $1 million of the $28 million they'd requested.
Law360
added Nov 19, 2015 05:47
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[Florida] Jury Awards $10M In Pizzeria Owner's Tobacco Death Trial ($$)

in compensatory damages to the family of a former pizzeria owner who died of lung cancer, finding that punitive damages are also warranted against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Plaintiffs' attorney Brent R. Bigger of Knopf Bigger t
Law360
added Nov 18, 2015 15:24
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