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Reynolds faces $40.9 million in damages after Florida jury's verdict

A Florida jury Tuesday handed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. its largest current punitive damages liability of $27 million for an Engle progeny case... The 17th Circuit Court jury in Broward County also approved providing the family of Dawn Schlefstein a tota
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 6, 2018 21:54
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[Florida] BREAKING: RJR Thumped with $14M Verdict & Possible Punitives for COPD that Forced Lung Transplant

was found liable for nearly $14 million in compensatory damages, plus potential punitives, after jurors found the tobacco giant responsible for the respiratory disease that forced a South Florida smoker to undergo a lung transplant. Schlefstein v. R.J. R
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 3, 2018 00:43
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[Florida] Trial Group Of The Year: Jones Day ($$)

Law360
added Feb 3, 2018 00:19
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[Florida] 11th Circuit Panel Upholds $620,000 Verdict In Tobacco Lawsuit

found that a trial court did not err in an Engle progeny suit by denying a tobacco company’s motion to reduce compensatory damages to the widower of a woman who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (James Smith Sr. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobac
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 1, 2018 03:43
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[Florida] Product Liability Group Of The Year: King & Spalding ($$)

King & Spalding LLP notched courtroom wins for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in so-called Engle progeny cases and Johnson & Johnson in the first trial over the alleged connection between the company's talc products and mesothelioma to go to verdict, helping l
Law360
added Feb 1, 2018 03:05
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[Florida] GRAFFEO V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 02/05/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendants' concealment of smoking's dangers led to nicotine addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 31, 2018 16:17
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[Florida] 11th Circuit refuses to reduce damages award in tobacco case

struck down a request by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co to reduce a $620,000 damages award...said that, while the trial court’s jury instructions were in fact incorrect, a December decision by the Florida’s highest court resolved the issue.
Reuters
added Jan 30, 2018 16:00
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Escape $1M In Atty Fees To Smoker’s Estate ($$)

cleared R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LLC of an obligation to pay almost $1 million in attorneys’ fees to the estate of a deceased smoker who won more than $2 million in a jury award, saying there was a “good reason” for the expenses incurre
Law360
added Jan 30, 2018 03:26
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[Florida] JAMES SMITH, SR., Plaintiff-Appellee, v R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al., Defendant-Appellant. (PDF)

The relief Defendant requests—a reduction of damages in violation of Florida law—is obviously not apt. V.Conclusion For the above reasons, we AFFIRM the district court.
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 30, 2018 03:05
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Can't Trim $600K Engle Damages, 11th Circ. Says ($$)

an Eleventh Circuit panel upheld a Florida federal court’s decision not to trim the damages by the proportional fault a jury attributed to a longtime smoker. James Smith Sr. had accused RJ Reynolds of fraudulent concealment, an intentional tort, as well
Law360
added Jan 30, 2018 03:01
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