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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Nab New Trials In Fla. Suits ($$)

appeals court Wednesday reversed nearly $47 million in damages awards against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris and ordered new trials in two Engle progeny suits against the tobacco companies.
Law360
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Appellant, v. BERNICE MCCALL, individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of MARTIN MCCALL, Appellee. No. 4D16-2016 (PDF)

In sum, we conclude that the warning label instruction was improperly given in this case. Accordingly, we are compelled to reverse and remand for a new trial. As outlined in the direct appeal analysis section, on
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. BETTYE RYAN, et. al., Appellees: Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (PDF)

Overall, the [Surgeon General] Reports were presented as authoritative and conclusive evidence that nicotine exposure essentially rewires the brain and removes an individual’s choice to continue smoking and that nicotine addiction is the fundamental reaso
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:34
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Plaintiff Files Notice Of Appeal Following Defense Verdict ($$)

filed a notice of appeal with Florida’s Fourth Appellate District Court on Dec. 4, saying the trial court erred in denying her motion for a new trial (Doris E. Shadd v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 4D17-3735, Fla. App., 4th Dist.).
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 13, 2017 13:40
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Florida Supreme Court Denies Petition For Review In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

without explanation, denied an Engle progeny plaintiff’s petition for review in appealing a lower court’s decision to vacate a $16.8 million verdict and grant a new trial in a tobacco suit (Cynthia Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. SC17-1130, Fla
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 13, 2017 13:32
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Florida Jury Awards $806,000 To Plaintiff In Tobacco Suit ($$)

awarded $225,000 in punitive damages to an Engle progeny plaintiff, bringing the total award to a widow whose husband died from coronary artery disease to $806,000 (Veda Bryant v. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 2015-CA-001691, Fla. Cir., 1st Jud., Escambia C
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 11, 2017 22:06
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[Florida] JUDITH BERGER, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Defendant-Appellant: APPELLANT’S REPLY BRIEF / ANSWER BRIEF ON CROSS-APPEAL (PDF)

Comparing PM USA To A Child Predator Was Wholly Improper And Calculated To Inflame The Jury’s Passions / Plaintiff’s Counsel Improperly Disparaged PM USA’s Defense Of The Case And Injected Personal Opinions Into Closing
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 7, 2017 23:29
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[Florida] Philip Morris Wants Redo Over Atty's 'Predatory' Comparison ($$)

asked the Eleventh Circuit...to order a new trial in an Engle progeny case...arguing that plaintiff’s counsel made improper closing arguments that compared the tobacco company to a “predatory stranger stalking children.”
Law360
added Dec 7, 2017 23:25
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court denies appeal of $23B punitive damages against Reynolds

As a result of Monday’s 5-2 ruling, it appears Reynolds and Cynthia Robinson are headed toward the new Engle progeny trial ordered Feb. 24 by the Florida First District Court of Appeals. The justices declined to accept jurisdiction of the lawsuit in a o
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 7, 2017 04:18
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Florida justices agree to weigh damages in Boynton smoker’s death

Justices, in a 4-3 decision Tuesday, agreed to consider an appeal in a case filed against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. by Gwendolyn Odom of Delray Beach, whose mother, Juanita Thurston of Boynton Beach, died of lung cancer after smoking cigarettes.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Dec 7, 2017 00:25
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