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[Florida] DOCKET: JOAN SCHOEFF, ETC. vs. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY

05/26/2016 ORDER-JURIS ACCEPT/BRIEF SCHED (OA LATER DATE) The Court accepts jurisdiction of this case. Petitioner's initial brief on the merits shall be served on or before June 15, 2016; respondent's answer brief on the merits shall be served twenty da
Supreme Court of Florida
added May 28, 2016 13:10
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... lambs this week was Jones Day. The firm's client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was slammed Friday with $6.5...
Law360
added May 27, 2016 18:53
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[Florida] Supreme Court To Take Up Tobacco Damages Dispute

Florida Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to take up a case in which an appeals court rejected a $30 million punitive-damages award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, according to an online docket....filed by the widow of late smoker James Schoeff, is part
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 27, 2016 17:19
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[Florida] GRAHAM v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY et al.: EN BANC AMICUS BRIEF OF ENGLE STATE PLAINTIFFS’ FIRMS (PDF)

Ten years, 234 trials, and 17 denials of certiorari later, the core holding in Engle III has survived every opportunity Defendants have been given to challenge it. They have come up empty in every appellate court that could ever have jurisdiction. The
Amazon CloudFront
added May 26, 2016 00:52
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[Florida] Widower Slams RJ Reynolds Ahead Of En Banc Arguments ($$)

A smoker's widower slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Monday in the Eleventh Circuit, arguing that his reliance on the landmark Engle case's jury findings to establish strict liability and negligence claims do not violate the tobacco company's due process
Law360
added May 25, 2016 04:10
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[Florida] Law Firms Defend Use Of Engle Tobacco Findings At 11th Circ. ($$)

The lawyers representing Engle progeny plaintiffs in Florida state courts told the Eleventh Circuit it shouldn't consider R.J. Reynolds' assertions that reliance on the landmark case's jury findings violates the cigarette maker's due process rights becaus
Law360
added May 25, 2016 04:09
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[Florida] JUDITH BERGER v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al.: AMENDED NOTICE OF APPEAL (PDF)

PM USA hereby files this Amended Notice of Appeal from the November 19, 2015 Final Judgment (Doc. 172), and the district court’s order denying PM USA’s Rule 60 motion to correct the Final Judgment (Doc. 174) and orders denying PM USA’s Motion For Judgment
Amazon CloudFront
added May 23, 2016 20:48
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[Florida] GRAHAM v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al.: EN BANC BRIEF OF WASHINGTON LEGAL FOUNDATION AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS, URGING REVERSAL (PDF) (40pp)

Defendants deserve to have their preemption arguments evaluated on the best available evidence of an actual conflict, not based on an a priori presumption that bears no apparent relation to that question.
Amazon CloudFront
added May 23, 2016 17:17
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[Florida] GRAHAM v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO. et al.: BRIEF OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE AMERICAN TORT REFORM ASSOCIATION...(PDF) (42pp)

The Walker panel and the district court in this case authorized the use of Florida’s unique preclusion doctrine as a blunt weapon, with serious implications for American businesses. If left undisturbed, these rulings would potentially authorize the use of
Amazon CloudFront
added May 23, 2016 17:09
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $11.5M Verdict In Nurse's Death

slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $6.5 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit brought by relatives of a chain-smoking registered nurse and addiction counselor who died of lung cancer, adding to the $5 million compensatory verdict it awarded the pla
Law360
added May 21, 2016 01:32
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