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Here's the Key Tobacco Industry Question The Florida Supreme Court Just Adopted

The unanimous court rejected jury instructions sought by Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., ruling their wording would have kept juries from considering evidence of reliance on tobacco industry pronouncements before the 12-year repose
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 4, 2015 22:56
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Florida High Court Decision Leads to Engle Mistrial, Tops the Engle Progeny Review for the Week of March 30

Judge Jack Tuter declares a mistrial in Ryan v. R.J. Reynolds, hours after two Florida State Supreme Court decisions making it easier for Engle progeny plaintiffs to establish fraudulent concealment claims. Watch Judge Tuter's address to the jury here.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 3, 2015 22:22
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Florida Supreme Court upholds Engle punitive damages

smokers ... would have to prove that the manufacturers made a fraudulent claim about the dangers of cigarette smoking between May 5, 1982, and May 5, 1994, and that they relied detrimentally on those fraudulent claims in continuing to smoke.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 3, 2015 22:15
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Florida Supreme Court Rulings Deal Blow to Big Tobacco Defense in Engle Progeny Claims

ruled today that Engle progeny plaintiffs were not required to show reliance on tobacco industry conduct after May 5, 1982 in order to succeed on their fraudulent concealment claims. ...likely pave an easier path to their recovery of punitive awards again
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 3, 2015 15:09
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[Florida] Bombshell Engle Rulings Leave Big Tobacco Facing Retrials ($$)

making it easier for Engle progeny plaintiffs to prove fraud claims against tobacco companies will lead to retrials of several cases in two of the state's largest circuits, and could allow plaintiffs who score high-dollar damage awards to hang on...
Law360
added Apr 3, 2015 15:07
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Here's the Key Tobacco Industry Question The Florida Supreme Court Just Adopted

rejected jury instructions sought by Philip Morris...ruling their wording would have kept juries from considering evidence of reliance on tobacco industry pronouncements before the 12-year repose period... "There just is no statute of repose issue at all,
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 3, 2015 12:25
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[Florida] Fla. High Court Keeps Big Tobacco Open To Punitive Damages ($$)

Supreme Court kept punitive damages within the grasp of many Engle progeny plaintiffs when it ruled Thursday that they do not have to show individual reliance on Big Tobacco's statements in the 12 years leading up to the filing of the suit in order to pro
Law360
added Apr 3, 2015 02:20
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[Florida] Tobacco Ruling Causes Mistrial 'Nightmare,' Judge Says ($$)

A Florida judge declared a mistrial Thursday in an Engle progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. that was well underway, hours after the state's Supreme Court handed down game-changing rulings for tobacco lawsuits that caused what the judge called
Law360
added Apr 3, 2015 02:18
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court strikes fraud time-limit defense in Engle tobacco suits

Tobacco companies were dealt a setback Thursday in a pair of rulings from the Florida Supreme Court that bar the use of a key defense to claims from hundreds of smokers that the companies covered up the dangers of smoking.
Reuters
added Apr 3, 2015 02:16
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., et al., vs. TINA RUSSO, etc. (PDF)

Consistent with our decision in Hess, we conclude that the district court below properly determined that the trial court did not err in denying PM USA and R.J. Reynolds’ requested jury instruction on the fraud statute of repose.
Florida Supreme Court
added Apr 2, 2015 18:42
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