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[Florida] Court rules favorably for tobacco companies

“The subtext of Graham’s legal analysis seems to suggest that his claims are immune from preemption simply because the Engle litigation has managed to survive for 20 years, and now has grown too-big-to-fail. “Thankfully, our constitution lends credence
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 23, 2015 10:34
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[Florida] TOBACCO COMPANIES: COURT RULES FAVORABLY

A three-judge panel for the 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta ruled in April that Engle plaintiffs must prove that the cigarettes smoked by themselves or relatives were defective. The ruling came in a case involving Earl Graham, husband of deceased Faye Gra
The Market Business
added May 23, 2015 10:32
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[Florida] Tobacco Industry Picks Up Tailwind as Smoker Suits Dealt Setback

The appeals court panel in Atlanta said individual smokers, already blocked from suing as a group, must each prove the cigarettes they used were defective, rather than relying on an earlier jury’s findings. That decision adds time, expense and uncertaint
Bloomberg News
added May 22, 2015 11:46
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[Florida] Veteran Defense Attorney Is the Feature of Engle Trading Card Tuesday

This week's featured attorney: Is undefeated in her last six trials, including 4 wins in that streak. Carries an 80% winning record over five trials taken to verdict. Won two trials for her client, despite jury findings of Engle class membership.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 20, 2015 06:39
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[Florida] Veteran Defense Attorney Is the Feature of Engle Trading Card Tuesday

This week's featured attorney: Is undefeated in her last six trials, including 4 wins in that streak. Carries an 80% winning record over five trials taken to verdict. Won two trials for her client, despite jury findings of Engle class membership.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 20, 2015 06:39
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Florida appeals court won’t toss $12.5 million verdict over closing remarks

Florida appeals court has affirmed a $12.5 million verdict favoring a smoker with heart disease after concluding that his counsel’s closing remarks were not so prejudicial that defendant Philip Morris USA Inc. was denied a fair trial.
Reuters
added May 19, 2015 19:33
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Asks Fla. Court To Flip $41M Engle Jury Award ($$)

asked a Florida appeals court Tuesday to overturn a $40.5 million judgment for a widow who blames the tobacco company for causing her husband's fatal lung cancer, arguing the "excessive" judgment is the largest damages award that has not been set aside.
Law360
added May 19, 2015 19:32
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[Florida] Illness Cuts Plaintiff's Testimony Short in COPD Tobacco Trial | Engle Review for the Week of May 11

Ethel Gray was testifying under cross-examination when she appeared to be in physical distress and said she felt like she may pass out....came after about two hours of testimony, including about 40 minutes of cross-examination.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 16, 2015 09:07
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hits Back At Engle Smoker's Bid For New Trial ($$)

objected Wednesday to an Engle progeny plaintiff’s request for a new trial, claiming she essentially asked a Florida federal judge to act as “a tenth juror” and ignore a February jury verdict that found her 100 percent responsible for her respiratory dise
Law360
added May 15, 2015 12:22
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[Florida] McNAMARA: What Were They Smoking? Why The Graham Court Was Wrong ($$)

the 11th hour decision by the Eleventh Circuit to vent its displeasure with a 10-year-old class decision sullies proper preemption inquiries, and baselessly burdens plaintiffs, like Graham.
Law360
added May 15, 2015 11:54
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