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[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $15 Million Tobacco Verdict for Smokers Widow; Attorney: Hillsboro County Jurys $12 Million in Punitive Damages Signals Disgust for Deceptive Practices

Jurors found that Johnny Lima, who was 60 when he died in 1994, was addicted to R.J. Reynolds’ cigarettes containing nicotine. Lima left behind his wife, a son and three daughters, grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. “Mr. Lima’s story is another in t
KPLC-TV Channel 7 - NBC (Lake Charles, LA)
added Apr 26, 2017 17:00
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[Florida] Jury Awards $15 Million To Widow Of Smoker In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

awarded the widow of a smoker in a tobacco suit a total of $12 million in punitive damages, bringing the total award against a tobacco company to $15 million (Mary Lima v. R.J. Reynolds, et al
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 26, 2017 12:48
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[Florida] LAWRENCE V. R.J. REYNOLDS

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette manufacturer's concealment of smoking's dangers caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 25, 2017 02:29
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[Florida] Tampa jury awards $15 million to widow in tobacco lawsuit

After a four-week trial, the jury said Mary Lima, 83, is entitled to $3 million in compensatory damages from the loss of her husband, Johnny Lima. The jury also ordered $12 million in punitive damages against the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Lima, a grocer
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Apr 25, 2017 02:28
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[Florida] Tampa jury awards widow of chain smoker $15 million in big tobacco lawsuit

The jurors concluded Mary Lima should be compensated after her husband, Johnny Lima died at age 60 from a smoking-related illness caused by his nicotine addiction. Lima, a grocer and restaurateur in the Tampa area, started smoking two packs a day in the
WFLA TV (Tampa, FL)
added Apr 22, 2017 12:40
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[Florida] $3M, Plus Potential Punitives, Handed Down Against RJR for Smoker's Illness; Philip Morris Cleared of Responsibility

A state court jury Thursday awarded $3 million in compensatory damages to a Florida smoker’s widow, and found punitives potentially warranted for the role R.J. Reynolds played in his smoking-related illness. But, it absolved the tobacco giant of his death
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 21, 2017 18:27
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[Florida] FL Appeals Court Upholds $11M Verdict Against RJR for Smoker's Throat Cancer

affirmed a 2015 award to Florence Monroe, 72, who started smoking at 14 and continued until her 1993 throat cancer diagnosis. Monroe, whose voice box was removed because of the cancer, claims Reynolds’ participation in a decades-long scheme to hide the da
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 19, 2017 02:10
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[Florida] Appeals court allows judgment against tobacco giant to stand

upheld the legality of the decision from Judge Martin Fitzpatrick of the Circuit Court for Gadsden County to award damages and the structural procedures used to determine those damages. The case, Florence Monroe v. R.J. Reynolds,
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Apr 18, 2017 14:25
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R.J. Reynolds Settles Engle Progeny Suit In Florida State Court ($$)

settled with a tobacco company before the jury was scheduled to hear closing arguments in a suit where the plaintiff claimed the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her mother that led to her illness and death (Linda Bean v. R.J. Reynolds Toba
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 15, 2017 17:22
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... smoker against Philip Morris USA Inc. in a blow to the tobacco company’s lawyers at Shook Hardy...
Law360
added Apr 14, 2017 17:24
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