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[Florida] Jury Clears RJR In $14M Row Over Pharmacy Tech's Death ($$)

has won a defense verdict in a $14 million Engle progeny jury trial over the lung cancer death of a pharmacy technician, convincing a Florida jury that an addiction to the company's cigarettes wasn't a legal cause of his death. During closing...
Law360
added Jan 28, 2016 18:53
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[Florida] Federal appeals court vacates pivotal ruling on smokers' lawsuits

A federal appellate court vacated last week a pivotal ruling that Engle plaintiffs must prove the cigarettes smoked by themselves or relatives were defective in order to receive damages. . . . On Thursday, a majority of the 11-member court agreed that the
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 28, 2016 18:33
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Cleared in $14M Trial Over Hospital Worker's Fatal Cancer

not liable for the lung cancer that killed a Florida hospital worker who smoked for more than 35 years. Rounds v. R.J. Reynolds...Jurors needed less than three hours to conclude nicotine addiction was not a legal cause of Terry Rounds' lung cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 28, 2016 18:30
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Caused Computer Whiz's Death, Jury Told ($$)

The family of a computer analyst who died of lung cancer has urged a Florida jury to find Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his death, saying the companies hid cigarettes' dangers from him until it was too late. Plaintiffs'
Law360
added Jan 27, 2016 19:38
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[Florida] Tobacco Preemption Ruling to Get Full 11th Cir. Look

Whether Florida case law stemming from a decertified class suit creates a “flat ban” on cigarettes in conflict with federal legislation will be taken up by the entire Eleventh Circuit. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit voted Jan. 21
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Jan 27, 2016 00:17
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[Florida] 11th Circuit will reconsider major Engle tobacco ruling

granted Earl Graham's petition to rehear en banc his lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris USA. The court vacated its original April 2015 decision, which held that former members of the Engle v. Liggett class action could not rely on findings fr
Reuters
added Jan 25, 2016 21:45
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[Florida] Earl Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al: MEMORANDUM TO COUNSEL OR PARTIES (PDF)

the effect of granting rehearing en banc is to vacate the previous opinion and judgment of this court and to stay the mandate. You will be notified by subsequent correspondence of the schedule for filing en banc briefs, the issue(s) which the court wi
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 22, 2016 23:33
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[Florida] EARL E. GRAHAM v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC. (PDF)

a majority of the judges of this Court in active service having voted in favor of granting rehearing en banc, It is ORDERED that this case will be reheard en banc. The panel's opinion is VACATED.
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 22, 2016 23:31
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Scraps Engle Preemption Ruling, To Rehear Case ($$)

The Eleventh Circuit's ruling in Graham v. R.J. Reynolds et al., which had said federal law preempted those claims, marked a significant victory for the cigarette maker defendants. While it made clear that plaintiffs could continue to bring negligence an
Law360
added Jan 22, 2016 23:19
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[Florida] J.R. Ewing Died From Tobacco Conspiracy, Attorney Tells Jurors in Trial over COPD

“Almost a half a century ago, defendants, R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris had a choice to make. The choice was whether they were going to reveal, or whether they were going to conceal,” Richard Diaz, of The Law Offices of Richard J. Diaz, told jurors. “T
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 22, 2016 03:14
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