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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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[Florida] Multimillion-dollar tobacco verdict upheld

A divided state appeals court this week upheld a nearly $6.4 million verdict...in a 2-1 decision, ruled Wednesday in favor of Mary Brown, who was awarded $6.375 million in 2015 after a trial in Duval County, according to state and county court records.
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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[Florida] 11th Circuit Panel Affirms $634,201 Engle Progeny Judgment ($$)

affirmed a final judgement in an Engle progeny action after finding that a trial court did not err in reducing the final judgment in the suit in which a man claimed that he developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Patrick O. Griffin v. Phil
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 19, 2018 19:29
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[Florida] DOLORES BALABAN, Petitioner, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Respondents: ON MOTIONS FOR REHEARING AND MOTION FOR CLARIFICATION PER CURIAM (PDF)

We grant respondents’ motions for rehearing... An evidentiary hearing is required in this case to examine the matters dealt with by Attorney Lima during his tenure at the Ferraro firm and the depth of his involvement. Disqualification of the Ferraro fir
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 19, 2018 17:24
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[Florida] Fla. Court Wants Hearing On Engle Firm Conflict Questions ($$)

Two tobacco giants will get another shot at addressing alleged conflicts at a plaintiffs firm handling Engle progeny cases that hired a lawyer who had previously done related work for one of the companies, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. The Fourt
Law360
added Apr 19, 2018 17:19
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Appellant/Cross-Appellee, v. MARY BROWN, Appellee/Cross-Appellant: AFFIRMED. B.L. THOMAS, C.J., and BILBREY, J., concur; WINSOR, J., dissents with opinion.

The main question in this case is what happens when a deadlocked jury is instructed to reach whatever partial verdict it can—and to do so without any further deliberations. On the unusual facts of this case, I would hold that such an instruction leaves th
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 19, 2018 03:30
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Upholds $6.3M Philip Morris Verdict ($$)

affirmed a $6.3 million verdict against Philip Morris USA Inc. for contributing to the smoking-related lung cancer that killed an Army veteran in 1995 and devastated his wife and daughter. First District Court of Appeals Judges Bradford L. Thomas and Ros
Law360
added Apr 19, 2018 03:26
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant/Cross-Appellee, v. ALAN KONZELMAN, as personal representative of the estate of ELEANOR KONZELMAN, Appellee/Cross-Appellant: ANSWER/CROSS-INITIAL BRIEF OF ALAN KONZELMAN (PDF)

I. The 1999 Amendments to Section 768.73 Do Not Prohibit Plaintiff From Recovering Punitive Damages. II. The Trial Court Reasonably Upheld the Jury’s Award of Non- Economic Damages. III. Reynolds Only Seeks to “Preserve” Its Undeveloped “Constitutional
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 19, 2018 01:31
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant/Defendant v. ALAN KONZELMAN, as personal representative of the ESTATE OF ELEANOR KONZELMAN, Appellee/Plaintiff, INITIAL BRIEF OF APPELLANT (PDF)

I. THE TRIAL COURT ERRED WHEN IT REFUSED TO APPLY FLORIDA’S BAR AGAINST SUCCESSIVE AWARDS OF PUNITIVE DAMAGES BASED ON THE SAME CONDUCT / II. REYNOLDS IS ENTITLED TO A SUBSTANTIAL REMITTITUR OR A NEW TRIAL ON COMPENSATORY DAMAGES / III. REYNOLDS PRES
Amazon CloudFront
added Apr 18, 2018 13:48
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Says $20M Punitive Damages Barred In Engle Case ($$)

appeals court Tuesday to reverse $20 million in punitive damages awarded to a smoker's widower, arguing that state law bars it from being hit with punitive damages it has already incurred in another case for the same acts. In oral arguments, the cigarett
Law360
added Apr 18, 2018 13:42
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