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Florida Appeals Court Vacates New Trial Ordered In Tobacco Death Case ($$)

A Florida judge abused his discretion in undoing a jury verdict that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was not liable for the lung cancer death of a Florida man, the Third District Florida Court of Appeal ruled April 25 (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Patsy Dav
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 29, 2018 18:01
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On Remand, Florida Panel Directs Trial Court To Reinstate Tobacco Damages ($$)

reversed and remanded to the 17th Judicial Circuit Court for Broward County a decision that drastically reduced the amount of damages due to a lung cancer widower (Stephen Tognoli v. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 4D16-224, Fla. App. 4th Dist., 2018 Fla. App
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 29, 2018 17:59
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[Florida] THEIS V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL. UPCOMING Trial 05/02/18

plaintiffs claim defendant cigarette manufacturers concealed the dangers of their products, leading to nicotine addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 29, 2018 17:22
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[Florida] BALABAN v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC

we quashed a trial court order denying PM USA's motion to disqualify the Ferraro firm and its attorney Paulo Lima (“Attorney Lima”). Id. at 951. However, the circumstances in this case distinguish it from Caro and compel a different analysis altogether, i
Findlaw
added Apr 27, 2018 16:19
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[Florida] Ex-Tobacco Lawyer Hire May Still Burn Plaintiff’s Firm

A Florida trial court will take a new look at whether a personal injury firm is barred from suing Philip Morris because the firm briefly hired an associate who represented the tobacco giant...Former Hunton & Williams associate Paulo Lima litigated for Phi
Big Law Business (Bloomberg Law)
added Apr 27, 2018 16:16
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Appellant, vs. Patsy Elaine Davis, Appellee. An Appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, William Thomas, Judge. (PDF)

the trial court abused its discretion in ordering a new trial...It is clear from the jury’s verdict that they disregarded the expert witness testimony on addiction, so there is no reasonable probability that the objectionable question was so prejudicial
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 26, 2018 15:34
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Dodges New Trial For Smoker's $38M Engle Suit ($$)

A three-judge panel said the jury’s finding that R.J. Reynolds was not to blame for Booker Terry Davis’ death, despite acknowledging that his nicotine addiction led to his death, indicated that it did not consider the company’s reference to a favorable de
Law360
added Apr 26, 2018 15:31
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Florida Jury Awards Plaintiff $375,000 In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

to a woman who claimed that she was addicted to cigarettes and that the addiction was the cause of her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after finding that the woman was at the most fault for her lung disease (Myra Rozar v. R.J. Reynolds Tobac
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 21, 2018 16:51
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Florida Panel Orders Hearing Over Engle Progeny Attorney Disqualification ($$)

suit to determine if a law firm should be disqualified from representing a plaintiff because one of its former attorneys had previously worked as an attorney defending tobacco companies in such cases (Dolores Balaban v. Philip Morris USA Inc.,
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 21, 2018 16:50
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[Florida] Jurors Award Ex-Smoker $375K But Find Her 90% at Fault for Her COPD in Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

Jurors Thursday linked R.J. Reynolds cigarettes to a Florida smoker’s lung disease, but they placed the majority of blame on the smoker, and their $375,000 verdict was a fraction of what she sought against the tobacco giant. Rozar v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014CA
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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