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[Florida] Judge Grants Directed Verdict For Defense In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

Following the closing arguments in an Engle progeny suit on Feb. 15, a judge in Florida state court granted a tobacco company’s oral motion for directed verdict in a punitive damages-only trial (Joyce Hardin v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 07-46973-CA-2
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 16, 2018 18:42
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Florida Appeals Panel Reverses Dismissal Of Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

found that a trial court erred in dismissing an Engle progeny suit because the 90-day period to substitute a plaintiff had been extinguished when the plaintiff’s family filed a motion before an executor of the estate was named (Jerry Feller v. R.J. Reynol
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 16, 2018 17:25
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[Florida] Jerry Feller, Appellant, vs. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, etc., et al., Appellees. An Appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Jorge E. Cueto, Judge. (PDF)

we find the initial motion for substitution filed by Mr. Feller’s counsel, which was served on the tobacco companies and filed with the clerk of the court one week later on April 15, 2016, clearly qualifies as a suggestion of death upon the record, the
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 15, 2018 21:39
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[Florida] Dead Smoker's Suit Against RJR Revived On Appeal ($$)

Feller's suit...should not have been dismissed because his attorney had filed a notice of substitution within 90 days after notice of his death to the court. “Upon remand, we direct the trial court to enter an order granting the second motion for substit
Law360
added Feb 15, 2018 21:35
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants, v. ROBERT A. GORE, SR, Appellee (PDF)

To the extent the defendants now suggest on appeal that Dr. Proctor’s testimony went beyond a historical opinion and ventured into a scientific opinion (i.e., that adding ammonia to cigarettes increases their addictiveness), the defendants failed to p
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 15, 2018 21:32
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms $2M Award For Smoker's Widower ($$)

affirmed a $2 million award to a man who sued tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris on behalf of his late wife who died of lung cancer, and allowed the widower to pursue punitive damages as well. A three-judge Fourth District panel rejected a
Law360
added Feb 15, 2018 21:21
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[Florida] Jury Awards $17.5 Million In Trial Against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company And Philip Morris

it was argued to a jury that the cigarette industry, including its two largest members, Defendants R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Philip Morris, conspired for almost 50 years to conceal the truth about the dangers of cigarettes to the American public.
PR Newswire
added Feb 14, 2018 20:04
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Florida Supreme Court Declines To Review $18 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

an Engle progeny trial in which tobacco companies argued for a new trial because of the trial court’s failure to dismiss a juror for prejudice against tobacco companies...Andy Allen Sr. sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. on behalf o
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 12, 2018 20:52
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[Florida] Court Affirms Dismissal of Tobacco Cases Because of Dead Clients

Thursday’s decision came less than four months after a federal court slapped a $9 million sanction on Jacksonville-based Farah & Farah and The Wilner Firm “to account for the immense waste of judicial resources by maintaining over a thousand non-viable cl
Law.com
added Feb 10, 2018 18:57
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Florida appeals court declines to revive tobacco cases

said a lower court had been right to toss more than 70 lawsuits filed against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company on behalf of smokers who had been dead for many years, rejecting the lawyers’ requests to substitute the plaintiffs for new ones. “The lawsuits fi
Reuters
added Feb 10, 2018 16:55
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