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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes Widow $10M For Veteran's Death, Jury Told ($$)

The widow of a chain-smoking military veteran who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Friday to award her $10 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., saying its concealment of cigarettes' dangers robbed her of her husband
Law360
added Aug 14, 2016 15:15
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[Florida] Federal Judge Denies Tobacco Plaintiff’s Motion To Reinstate Punitives ($$)

denied an Engle progeny plaintiff’s motion seeking to reinstate $20 million in punitive damages because the issue the plaintiff raised on appeal is better suited for the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to rule on
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 12, 2016 20:03
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA and R.J. REYNOLDS v. JAMES HARRIS LOURIE: Opinion filed August 10, 2016. (PDF)

this Court in Engle necessarily decided that the approved Phase I findings are specific enough. . . . Accordingly, we reject the defendants' argument that the Phase I findings are too general to establish any elements of an Engle plaintiff's claims . .
Florida  Second District  Court Of Appeal
added Aug 12, 2016 20:02
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Florida Appellate Court Upholds $1.3 Million Judgment For Tobacco Plaintiff ($$)

affirmed a $1.3 million verdict against two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit, saying the state law tort claims pursuant to the original Engle findings do not prohibit states from selling cigarettes
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 12, 2016 19:51
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[Florida] Big Tobacco's Preemption Args Can't Shake Engle Defeat ($$)

upheld a judgment for a smoker's estate in an Engle progeny case, rejecting R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris' arguments that federal law implicitly preempts relevant state-law tort claims and what the companies described as an effective ban on selling ciga
Law360
added Aug 12, 2016 18:49
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[Florida] Litigation Powerhouse: King & Spalding ($$)

... decades-old dispute over alleged misappropriation of Chevron's crude oil. Engle Progeny Tobacco Cases...
Law360
added Aug 12, 2016 00:57
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Can't Ax $1.3M Engle Verdict ($$)

upheld a $1.3 million verdict for a smoker's widower in an Engle progeny case, finding R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris' arguments that federal law implicitly preempt relevant state-law tort claims were meritless and already rejected.
Law360
added Aug 12, 2016 00:52
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[Florida] Court Rules Against Tobacco Companies On Ban Question

A state appeals court Wednesday rejected arguments by two tobacco companies that part of a landmark Florida Supreme Court ruling amounts to an improper ban on selling cigarettes... a judgment in favor of the estate of Barbara Ruth Lourie, the tobacco com
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Aug 11, 2016 18:26
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[Florida] BERGER v PHILIP MORRIS USA: ORDER (PDF)

ORDERED THAT 1. Plaintiff’s “Motion for Reinstatement of Jury’s Punitive Damages Award, or New Trial” (Doc. 190) is DENIED. 2. Upon the conclusion of the appeal, I am prepared to implement whichever remedy, if any, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appe
Amazon CloudFront
added Aug 11, 2016 16:57
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Smoker Can't Revive $20M Punitive Win Despite Judicial Error ($$)

Carr said that smoker Judith Berger had identified a legal mistake in his instructions to the jury on punitive damages. However, she still has recourse to the appeals process since the facts surrounding the jury’s instructions aren’t in dispute, the judge
Law360
added Aug 11, 2016 16:13
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