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[Florida] Fla. High Court Asked To Restore $20M Engle Verdict ($$)

he daughter of a lifelong smoker who died of cancer argued Wednesday to the Florida Supreme Court that a state appeals court imposed an improper cap on damages awards when it overturned a $20 million jury verdict in her favor in an Engle progeny case.
Law360
added Jun 7, 2018 16:48
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Florida Supreme Court weighs damages for adult child in smoker’s death

One justice described the relationship between Juanita Thurston and Gwendolyn Odom as a “textbook example” of love between a mother and a daughter. But the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with whether Odom, an adult, should be able to receive
Leesburg (FL) Daily Commercial
added Jun 7, 2018 16:47
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[Florida] Justices weigh damages for adult child in smoker's death

Justices questioned attorneys for Odom and R.J. Reynolds about issues related to damage awards for adult children in wrongful-death cases — as opposed to damages that can be awarded to surviving spouses or minor children. The 4th District Court of Appeal
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 7, 2018 06:27
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[Florida] Court weighs if adults can win big verdicts in parents’ smoking deaths

lorida Supreme Court justices on Wednesday sharply quizzed a cigarette-maker that urged them to throw out an $18.5 million jury verdict, arguing that adult children don’t deserve so much money for the loss of a parent.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Jun 7, 2018 06:26
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Florida Federal Judge Won’t Enforce Settlement Of Wrongful Death Claims ($$)

declined a joint request by attorneys for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and the widower of a smoker that the court retain jurisdiction to enforce the terms of their settlement of wrongful death claims (Herbert Potish, as Personal Representative of the Estate
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 6, 2018 00:54
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Florida Judge Declares Mistrial In Tobacco Case When Jurors Can’t Agree ($$)

announced that they were unable to reach a verdict (Pearl Morse, as Personal Representative for the Estate of Jay S. Morse v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 08-CA-6848, Fla. 18th Jud. Cir., Brevard Co.).... In closing arguments offered May 25, attorney Ri
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 6, 2018 00:54
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[Florida] COHEN V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL. UPCOMING Trial 06/06/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff, claims defendant hid the dangers of cigarettes, causing nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 5, 2018 23:35
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[Florida] Smoker's Estate Asks Fla. Court To Reverse RJR Win ($$)

arguing she had no indication that she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease before the 1990 cutoff for membership in the Engle class. David Sales, who argued on behalf of the estate of Totsie Fleming, said the jury erroneously concluded Fleming shou
Law360
added Jun 5, 2018 23:31
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[Florida] $8M Award, Plus Possible Punitives, Follows Inconsistent Verdict at Cancer Trial Against RJR, Philip Morris

A rare Saturday of deliberations and juror confusion about a verdict form ended with an $8 million compensatory verdict, plus possible punitives, against the nation’s two biggest cigarette makers for the cancer death of a Florida woman. Landi v. R.J. Reyn
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 5, 2018 23:25
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South Florida Attorneys Secure $21 Million Verdict for Widow of Cancer Patient

Gary Paige, of Gordon & Doner, and Hardee Bass, of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, secured $14 million in punitive damages and another $7 million in compensatory damages for client Faye Theis. Theis’ husband, Edward, died in February 1997 at a
Law.com
added Jun 5, 2018 23:25
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