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Florida Supreme Court: Federal Law Does Not Preempt Engle Progeny Claims ($$)

Florida Supreme Court on April 6 affirmed trial court’s judgment in favor of an Engle progeny plaintiff after answering a certified question from a lower appellate court finding that federal law does not preempt negligence and strict liability claims beca
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 9, 2017 15:15
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[Florida] Former Lawyer's Widow Awarded $1M in Trial Against Philip Morris Over Fatal Cancer

A Florida State Court jury Thursday awarded $1 million to the widow of a lawyer and real estate developer after finding Philip Morris responsible for his coronary artery disease and fatal lung cancer. Sommers v. Philip Morris, 2008-CA-001464.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 8, 2017 21:58
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[Florida] Smoker suits against Reynolds clear legal hurdle

Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that thousands of lawsuits can continue against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The decision appears to increase the odds that the U.S. Supreme Court may choose to address the legal disputes in the future. Reyn
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Apr 8, 2017 21:39
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Claims Not Preempted, Fla. High Court Says ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal law does not preempt Engle progeny plaintiffs from bringing strict liability and negligence claims against tobacco companies, dealing another blow to the companies fighting the smokers' suits.
Law360
added Apr 7, 2017 18:55
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Florida Supreme Court Rules Engle Tobacco Claims Not Preempted By Federal Law

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday shot down an argument from R.J. Reynolds that thousands of liability and negligence claims against the tobacco company are preempted by federal law, allowing the lawsuits to continue working their way through Florida’
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 7, 2017 18:35
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[Florida] State Tobacco Litigation Not Subject to Federal Preemption

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the idea that imposing tort liability against tobacco companies amounts to an unlawful ban on cigarettes. "Strict liability and negligence claims ... do not interfere with the regulation of adver
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 7, 2017 16:38
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[Florida] State Tobacco Litigation Not Subject to Federal Preemption

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the idea that imposing tort liability against tobacco companies amounts to an unlawful ban on cigarettes. "Strict liability and negligence claims ... do not interfere with the regulation of adver
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 6, 2017 21:43
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[Florida] BEAN V. R.J. REYNOLDS

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease by concealing the dangers of cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 6, 2017 03:40
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[Florida] Widow, Cigarette Company Settle Over Punitives In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

the attorneys for the widow and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on April 3 came to a confidential settlement over punitive damages before the jury had a chance to deliberate
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 4, 2017 17:34
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[Florida] LIMA V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL.

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiffs claim defendants' concealment of smoking's dangers led to nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 4, 2017 16:27
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