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[Florida] $5M Plus Punitives in Verdict against RJR for Addiction Counselor's Cancer Death

A jury Thursday awarded $5 million to the children of a former addiction treatment counselor who died from cancer after smoking for more than five decades, and it found R.J. Reynolds liable for potential punitive damages for its role in her death. McCabe
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 20, 2016 14:13

[Florida] Biz Groups Back RJ Reynolds In 11th Circ. Engle Fight ($$)

Letting a smoker's widower rely on the landmark Engle case's jury findings to establish strict liability and negligence claims against R.J. Reynolds violates due process by barring businesses from defending themselves in litigation, several business group
added May 19, 2016 21:46

[Florida] Philip Morris Appeals Smoker's $3.75M Verdict To 11th Circ. ($$)

told a Florida federal judge that it’s asking the Eleventh Circuit to weigh in on a jury’s award of $3.75 million in an Engle progeny case, as well as the judge’s recent decision preserving two of the smoker’s claims....
added May 19, 2016 21:44

[Florida] Attorneys for Smoker's Family Receive Record $29M Award

A team of South Florida lawyers won what they believe to be Palm Beach County's largest-ever tobacco verdict for the family of a Delray Beach family lawyer who died of lung cancer at 52. The late Thomas Purdo started smoking in 1958 as a high school fres (Daily Business Review)
added May 19, 2016 16:32

[Florida] $18M Verdict Smacks R.J. Reynolds in Trial over Korean War Vet's Deadly Lung Cancer

“They desperately desired to get Joe Nally smoking as a teenager, and they succeeded,” Bigger said. “By the time he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps at 17 years old he was a regular daily smoker and well on his way to a lifetime of addiction for himsel
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 18, 2016 17:30

[Florida] Jury Hits RJ Reynolds With $18M Verdict For Husband's Death ($$)

slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $12 million in punitive damages in an Engle progeny lawsuit brought by the widow of a retired U.S. Air Force serviceman who died of lung cancer after decades of smoking, bringing the total verdict to...
added May 18, 2016 16:40

[Florida] Jury rules against cigarette company in $18 million verdict

argued that any current marketing by R.J. Reynolds is subject to FDA approval. "They are now closely watched and heavily regulated," Geise said. "Reynolds is now making a product that helps people stop smoking."...current management at Reynolds had nothi
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added May 18, 2016 07:17

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes $12M For Airman's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Attorney Brent R. Bigger of Bigger Law PA told jurors in Polk County, Florida, that Marlene Nally was left a widow late in life after many decades of marriage to Joseph Nally. "Those golden years, those are the years where you really need each other the
added May 17, 2016 16:32

[North Carolina] SWEDA: May 5, 2016 – a RAIny day in Winston-Salem

During the question & answer session, several speakers raised the issue of working conditions for farm workers. Hillary Laslo, a FLOC member from Toledo, OH, spoke of abusive conditions on the farm and the fear of retaliation. Julie Taylor, the ex-Direc
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added May 13, 2016 19:57

[Florida] Smoker's Widower Awarded $12M in Cancer Trial Against RJR, with Punitives Still to Come

A jury Wednesday awarded $12 million, plus potential punitive damages, to the widower of a Florida smoker for the role R.J. Reynolds played in the woman’s cancer death. Dion v. R.J. Reynolds, 13CA5673.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 12, 2016 18:14
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