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[Florida] Appeals Court Sides With Tobacco Co. In Smoker Suit

A Jacksonville jury last year found the tobacco company was 5 percent liable in the death of Robert Reider but did not award damages to Reider’s widow, Barbara. In an appeal, Barbara Reider’s attorneys argued that the jury had reached an “unlawful compro
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Jul 19, 2015 20:51
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[Florida] PERROTTO v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY, LIGGETT GROUP LLC, and VECTOR GROUP LTD., INC., (PDF)

Accepting the allegations within the motion and affidavits as true, we conclude that the judge’s alleged inability to restrain either her utterances or her emotions in front of the petitioner would, if true, show that the experience profoundly affected h
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Jul 16, 2015 11:23
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[Florida] Biased Judge Nixed From Engle Case By Fla. Appeals Court ($$)

because of lingering hostility from a previous case between the judge and her lead attorney. Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal granted plaintiff Debra Perrotto's request for a writ of prohibition from the trial court's order denying Perrotto's mo
Law360
added Jul 16, 2015 11:21
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[Florida] Widow's $2.6M Award In Tobacco Case Reversed ($$)

appeals court Wednesday reversed a nearly $2.6 million jury award for a smoker's widow against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., ruling that a previous settlement she entered into with Verizon Communications and other companies in a Ne
Law360
added Jul 16, 2015 11:20
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11th Circ. Affirms Philip Morris Owes Nothing To Widow ($$)

a smoker's widow isn't entitled to any damages despite a jury verdict finding Philip Morris USA Inc. partly liable for her husband's death, finding that the widow improperly attempted to introduce a new challenge to the verdict that she didn't raise at t
Law360
added Jul 16, 2015 01:24
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Hammered with $8.5M in Punitives, $13.5M Total, in Suit Over Mouth Cancer

Jurors Monday found R.J. Reynolds liable for $8.5. million in punitive damages for its role in a tobacco industry conspiracy to conceal the dangers of cigarettes, which a Florida widower claimed led to his wife’s mouth cancer. Larkin v. R.J. Reynolds, 200
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 14, 2015 20:39
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[Florida] Jury Hits RJ Reynolds With $13M Verdict Over Smoking Death ($$)

$8.5 million in punitive damages, adding to a nearly $5 million compensatory...Larkin claims Reynolds participated in an industrywide conspiracy to conceal the harm caused by cigarettes with a decades-long propaganda campaign.
Law360
added Jul 14, 2015 15:00
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[Florida] $5M Verdict in Mouth Cancer Suit, With Punitives to Come, Leads Tobacco Litigation Review

The punitive phase of trial in Paul Larkin's suit against RJ. Reynolds opened Friday, two days after jurors awarded Larkin nearly $5 million in compensatory damages for the mouth cancer he claimed his wife developed after 30 years smoking Reynolds cigare
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 13, 2015 10:42
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[Florida] Philip Morris Slams Engle Plaintiff's Bid To Revive $20M Award ($$)

The tobacco company argued that plaintiff Judith Berger was wrongly arguing that U.S. District Judge James Carr didn't properly consider her testimony about why she chose to switch to smoking "light" and "low-tar" cigarettes. Philip Morris argues that th
Law360
added Jul 9, 2015 10:56
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[Florida] Openings of Oral Cancer Trial Against RJR Top the Tobacco Litigation Review for the Week of June 22

Whether a decades-long smoker who contracted oral cancer knew the dangers of cigarettes in time to prevent her illness took center stage as trial opened Thursday in her husband’s suit against R.J. Reynolds. Carole Larkin, a smoker for more than 30 years,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 26, 2015 16:14
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