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[Florida] $100M Engle Tobacco Deal Spawns Firm Fee Battle ($$)

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP is being accused of trying to shirk a fee-sharing agreement with The Wilner Firm and seek a bigger cut of a $100 million settlement...Lieff Cabraser removed the cross-claim to federal court Tuesday, asserting that th
added Sep 16, 2015 17:27


Teresa Suarez claims defendant tobacco companies concealed the dangers of cigarettes lfueling the nicotine addiction of Rafael Suarez and leading to his smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 16, 2015 15:50

[Florida] RJ Reynolds hit with $34.7M verdict for family of Air Force sergeant who died of cancer

Jones Day partner David Monde argued that O’Hara’s family had already been fairly compensated by the $14.7 million award. Monde also argued that punishing R.J. Reynolds for the actions of its previous executives and board members was unfair. “You’re punis
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Sep 16, 2015 10:59

[Florida] $34 million 'big tobacco' verdict in Pensacola

Garry O'Hara, a 50-year-old man who died of lung cancer 15 years after he had quit smoking..."If Americans only knew what these companies concealed ...what they knew about smoking and lung cancer and nicotine addiction," Mark Avera, a lawyer who represent
Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Sep 15, 2015 13:31

[Florida] $20M Punitive Award Follows Battle Over RJR Conduct, Wraps $34.7M Tobacco Trial Over Vet's Fatal Cancer

Whether increased tobacco regulation and changes to Reynolds over the last two decades mitigated against punitives was a central issue in the trial’s second phase. During closings Friday afternoon, Jones Day's David Monde reminded jurors of wholsesale ch
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 14, 2015 22:53

[Florida] Local firm secures $34M verdict in tobacco case

There is no such thing as a routine case when it comes to the tobacco industry, he said. “They’re the most well-funded, efficient litigation machine that mankind has ever known,” he said of the tobacco industry.
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Sep 14, 2015 22:17

[Florida] Avera & Smith Secures $34 Million Tobacco Case Judgment Against R.J. Reynolds for Family of Deceased Lung Cancer Victim

"This is an important judgement on behalf of Garry's family," said Mark Avera, Partner, Gainesville-based Avera & Smith law firm. "If Americans only knew what these companies concealed from us about what they knew about smoking and lung cancer and nicoti
PR Newswire
added Sep 14, 2015 22:14

[Florida] Update: $34.7M Verdict, Including $20M in Punitives, Hits RJ Reynolds in Tobacco Suit by Veteran's Family

Jurors awarded $20 million in punitive damages in the trial's second phase Friday afternoon, bringing the total award against R.J. Reynolds to $34.7 million. CVN will provide more information as it becomes available.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 13, 2015 11:03

[Florida] $12M Award Strikes Tobacco Companies in Trial Over 42-Year-Old Smoker's Cancer Death

Douglas Duignan, who started smoking at about 14, smoked up to two packs of cigarettes a day for more than 25 years, continuing the habit even after he was diagnosed with cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 13, 2015 11:00

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Hit With $12M Verdict In Lung Cancer Death Suit ($$)

companies claimed that their way of doing business had changed since Duignan died and that punitive damages weren't necessary. James Gustafson of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA seized on those arguments, saying that it doesn't undo the damage
added Sep 12, 2015 22:14
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