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Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Cigarette Addiction Trial ($$)

found in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an Engle progeny suit in which a woman claimed that her husband was addicted to cigarettes and that his lung cancer and death were the result of his addiction (Phyllis Jones v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 24, 2017 20:10
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., and LIGGETT GROUP, LLC, Defendants/Petitioners, v. RICHARD BOATRIGHT: RESPONDENTS’ BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

This Court lacks conflict jurisdiction over the Second District’s decision. This Court lacks discretionary jurisdiction to review the Second District’s decision in Boatright. Neither ground for jurisdiction argued by the Defendants is satisfied in this ca
Amazon CloudFront
added Aug 24, 2017 04:07
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[Florida] Smoker Fights To Keep Fee Award In $35M Case ($$)

A smoker who won an award of attorneys' fees and costs on top of a $35 million jury award asked the Florida Supreme Court Friday to reject an appeal of the fee award by Philip Morris and Liggett, arguing that there is no divide in the lower courts on whet
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 04:03
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[Florida] Liability Doesn't Have To Mean Punitive Damages Too ($$)

While under normal circumstances these statistics — 29 losses in 40 trials and 20 punitive damages findings — might appear grim... RJR’s ability to defeat punitive damages even after it has been found liable also underscores the importance and value of a
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 03:22
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[Florida] Speedy Tobacco Trial Ends in $2.2M Verdict

Fort Lauderdale attorneys won a $2.2 million verdict in an unusually fast-paced tobacco wrongful-death trial. The Kelley/Uustal plaintiffs team secured the win after seven trial days, including the jury's deliberation, lead attorney Eric Rosen said. Hund
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:26
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[Florida] Are White Men Better Jurors for Tobacco Companies?

Enoch's counsel used a peremptory challenge during the preliminary examination to strike prospective juror 18, a white man, during voir dire. But the tobacco companies objected, raising race and gender issues. "He's a white male. I don't understand what …
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:37
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[Florida] Local briefs

The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld ...a Palm Beach County Circuit Court jury found in April 2016 that Reynolds was 66 percent at fault for the disease experienced by Purdo, as well as 12 percent to Philip Morris USA and 22 percent to Purd
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Aug 18, 2017 18:27
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms Judgment In $28.9M Smoking Suit

A Florida appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a $28.9 million final judgment in a lawsuit brought by the family of a lawyer who died of lung cancer against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., finding the lower court hadn’t improperly eli
Law360
added Aug 17, 2017 17:55
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[Florida] ELLIS V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette manufacturer caused nicotine addiction and disease by hiding the hazards of smoking.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 17, 2017 17:40
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY and PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., Appellants, v. LINDA PURDO ENOCHS, individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of THOMAS PURDO, Appellee. (PDF)

we are satisfied that the trial court did in fact engage in the genuineness inquiry in overruling Defendants’ objections to prospective jurors 18 and 95.
Amazon CloudFront
added Aug 17, 2017 05:32
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