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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Should Be Punished, Jurors Told In Death Trial ($$)

family of a five-pack-a-day smoker who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury Monday to award punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris in addition to the $1 million compensatory verdict it returned last week, saying the tobacco companies
Law360
added Oct 5, 2015 23:17
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[Connecticut, Florida] The Tobacco Cases

CIPOLLONE CASE The plaintiff in Cipollone v. Liggett Group was Rose Cipollone, who began smoking in 1942, when she was 16 years old. Shortly before she died of lung cancer in 1984 at the age of 58, her husband sued the company that manufactured the ciga
American Museum of Tort Law
added Oct 4, 2015 11:33
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[Florida] Million-Dollar Award, Plus Possible Punitives, in Tobacco Trial Over Fatal Lung Cancer

Jurors Friday awarded $1 million, plus potential punitives, to a Florida widow who claimed two of the nation’s leading tobacco companies were responsible for her husband’s death following a half-century of smoking. Marchese v. Philip Morris, 2013-CV-00284
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 4, 2015 11:40
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[Florida] Philip Morris, RJR Hit With $1M Verdict In Smoker's Death ($$)

finding the companies partially liable for a five-pack-a-day smoker's lung cancer death and saying they also deserve to pay punitive damages for hiding cigarettes' dangers. The jury in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, found that plaintiff Sal Marchese is primar
Law360
added Oct 5, 2015 13:52
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[Florida] Attorneys battle over fees in decertified class action against tobacco companies

Judge Brian J. Davis, in a Sept. 24 order, granted a motion by co-defendants The Wilner Firm PA and Farah & Farah PA, both Jacksonville-area law firms, to defer briefing of state court motions until after determination of jurisdiction and motion to reman
Legal NewsLine
added Sep 29, 2015 20:39
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[Florida] GUS: RJ Reynolds takes another hit. Updated with add'l info on the 9/15 diary about RJR.

So much for the decades of shoulder shrugging, "I din't no nuttin" persona put on by Big tobacco. They were not only keeping up on current research, they were investing millions of dollars not only into whether or not cigarettes were addictive and le
Daily Kos (blog)
added Sep 28, 2015 19:46
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[Florida] Terrell retires after 23 years, six as court's shepherd

Terrell's peers credit his leadership and planning fro helping them manage the caseload, especially in the tobacco cases..."Nobody knew what the law was," Judge Michael Jones said. "(Terrell) had to make a ton of decisions that ultimately set the preceden
Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Sep 26, 2015 20:39
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Took Couple's American Dream, Jury Told ($$)

Attorneys for the widower of a Polish-American immigrant who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury Friday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for her death, saying the case represented the loss of the American Dream. John and Helen Gordon were Wo
Law360
added Sep 26, 2015 20:18
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[Florida] Tobacco Firms Cleared of Liability in $50M Trial Over Smoker's Deadly Lung Cancer

Jurors rejected Alicia Suarez’s claim that her husband Pio Suarez’s fatal lung cancer stemmed from an addiction to nicotine in cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris. Alicia Suarez had sought up to $50 million in compensatory damages, plus un
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 26, 2015 18:01
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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Can’t Remove Engle Fee Fight, Firms Say ($$)

Two Florida law firms said a state court should hear their claims accusing Lieff Cabraser...of flouting a fee-sharing agreement over a $100 million settlement that ended hundreds of Engle progeny cases, urging a federal judge Wednesday to remand the case.
Law360
added Sep 24, 2015 15:19
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