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[Florida] Woman sues tobacco companies for mom's death, wins appeal

Florida ruled in favor of Searcy and awarded $6 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in total punitive damages. On appeal, the tobacco companies argued the the lower court infringed on its Seventh Amendment rights and due process when the cour
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Sep 14, 2018 01:35
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[Florida] Jury Awards $250K to Deceased Smoker's Family in Non-Economic Damages Retrial Against Philip Morris

non-economic damages to the family of a Florida mortician whose 1995 lung cancer death was previously tied to years of smoking Philip Morris cigarettes. Danielson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA002737.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 11, 2018 16:18
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[Florida] In Retrial, Tobacco Plaintiffs Awarded $250,000 In Noneconomic Damages ($$)

a Florida jury ordered Philip Morris USA Inc. to pay the widow and children of a smoker $250,000 in noneconomic damages, just over one year after an appeals court found that an initial jury award rendered in the case was too low and the result of “advers
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 11, 2018 16:16
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[Virgin Islands, Florida] Two-Jury Trials Could Light New Way For Fla. Tobacco Cases ($$)

an innovative recent tobacco trial in the U.S. Virgin Islands: two plaintiffs, and two juries, but tried at the same time in the same courtroom, resulting in $113 million in verdicts. Two St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, juries in weeklong trials that began A
Law360
added Sep 11, 2018 01:26
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[Florida] 11th Circuit Turns Away Constitutional Challenge To Preclusive Effect Of Engle ($$)

rejected assertions by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris Inc. that their due process rights are violated when courts give preclusive effect to the concealment and conspiracy findings in Engle v. Liggett Grp., Inc. (Cheryl Searcy v. R.J. Reynolds
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 9, 2018 20:19
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Florida Panel Denies Certiorari, Won’t Review Disqualification Of Firm ($$)

Efforts by a wrongful death plaintiff to overturn a Florida judge’s order disqualifying the Ferraro Firm from further representing her in litigation against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. were unsuccessful on Sept. 5, when the First
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 9, 2018 20:15
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Plaintiffs To Maryland Federal Judge: Reject FDA Article III Challenge ($$)

American Heart Association and others urge a Maryland federal judge to reject claims by the [FDA] that the groups lack Article III standing to challenge the “Extension of Certain Tobacco Product Compliance Deadlines Related to the Final Deeming Rule” (Ame
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 9, 2018 20:03
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[Florida] CHADWELL V. PHILIP MORRIS UPCOMING Trial 09/11/18 –

Summary In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant concealed the dangers of cigarettes, leading to addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 9, 2018 19:56
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms DQ Of Ferraro Firm In Engle Case ($$)

A Florida appeals court weighed in Wednesday on the ongoing fight to disqualify a law firm battling Philip Morris in dozens of smokers’ lawsuits, ruling that the trial court did not err when it disqualified the firm because it had hired a lawyer who had d
Law360
added Sep 7, 2018 03:17
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CHERYL SEARCY, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al., Defendants-Appellants: Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (PDF)

We reject Defendants’ due process arguments because...the use of the Engle findings to establish the conduct elements of the progeny plaintiffs’ tort claims is a constitutionally permissible application of res judicata. We reject Defendants’ assertion t
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 7, 2018 02:55
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