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Florida Appeals Panel Affirms $34.6 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

affirmed a judge’s decision to read a jury instruction in a tobacco trial after finding that there was not enough evidence to show that the instruction prejudiced a tobacco company (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Colette S. O’Hara, No. 1D15-5764, Fla. App.,
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 13, 2017 01:51
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[Florida] Cigarette-maker hit with $5.3M verdict in Boynton area mom’s death

Tobacco giant Philip Morris should pay a suburban Boynton Beach man at least $5.3 million for hiding the dangers of low-tar cigarettes that caused his wife’s 2014 death from lung cancer at age 56, a Palm Beach County jury agreed this week.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Oct 12, 2017 00:50
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. COLETTE S. O'HARA, as Personal Representative for the Estate of GARRY L. O’HARA, Appellee (PDF)

Although the jury here may have found causation under either a reliance theory or an omission/concealment theory (or both), the Martin instruction only impacted the reliance theory. For all we know, the jury may have found legal causation solely on a
Florida's First District Court of Appeal
added Oct 12, 2017 00:49
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms $35M Jury Award For Smoker's Kin

against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Wednesday despite finding that a trial court should not have allowed a jury instruction requested by a lawyer for a smoker's family. Florida's First District Court of Appeal said the trial court should not have allowe
Law360
added Oct 12, 2017 00:42
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[Florida] Appeals court upholds major tobacco verdict

A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal sided with Colette O’Hara...Reynolds appealed on a series of grounds, but Wednesday’s ruling focused heavily on the propriety of a jury instruction sought by Colette O’Hara’s attorneys. The instructi
Florida Politics
added Oct 11, 2017 20:01
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Defendant-Petitioner, v. PAUL R. LARKIN, JR., AND CARYN O. NEWBORN, as Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Carole A. Larkin: PETITIONER’S BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

This Court should grant review to overturn the Third District’s naked defiance of Aubin’s square holding and ensure that Florida courts abide by that decision’s explicit rejection of the “reasonable alternative design” test.
Amazon CloudFront
added Oct 10, 2017 03:20
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[Florida] Smoker's Death Caused by Cigarette Industry Scheme, Attorney Says in Trial Against Philip Morris & RJR

A Florida man was trapped by a tobacco industry conspiracy that addicted him to cigarettes and led to his lung cancer death, an attorney for the man’s family told jurors Thursday, as trial opened against cigarette giants Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds. W
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 7, 2017 03:15
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[Florida] HOCHREITER V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 10/09/17 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette company concealed the dangers of smoking, leading to nicotine addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 6, 2017 01:23
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[Florida] U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Review Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 2 declined to hear arguments on an Engle progeny suit in which a Florida appellate panel vacated $54 million in punitive damages (Marvine Calloway v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 16-1507, U.S. Sup.).
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 5, 2017 18:37
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[Florida] RJR Takes $13M Product Liability Appeal To Fla. High Court ($$)

has urged the Florida Supreme Court to review an order that affirmed a $13.5 million jury verdict for a deceased smoker's family, calling a state appeals court's ruling regarding jury instructions for product liability claims a “naked defiance” of the hig
Law360
added Oct 5, 2017 18:20
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