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[Florida] Fla. Judge Blasts RJ Reynolds Atty Over Error In Openings ($$)

scolded an R.J. Reynolds attorney for erroneously telling jurors in an Engle progeny trial that a man who died of lung cancer had given up his parental rights, saying the attorney also failed to correct the error after a sustained...
added Mar 31, 2016 16:10

Key Florida Supreme Court Rulings Pave Way for Millions More in Damages Against Tobacco Companies

Two Florida Supreme Court decisions in as many weeks have changed the litigation landscape for thousands of Engle progeny plaintiffs, rendering it easier to prove class membership and recover millions in punitive damages against the nation’s tobacco comp
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 31, 2016 15:51

Pair of Florida Supreme Court Decisions Lead to Mistrial in Suit Against R.J. Reynolds

Norton Thursday granted defendant R.J. Reynolds’ motion for a mistrial... The two decisions coming in the midst of the Redburn trial had too great a potential impact to avoid a mistrial, according to Jones Day’s Emily Baker, representing Reynolds. Baker c
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 30, 2016 20:42

Florida Supreme Court clarifies meaning of 'manifestation' for Engle claims

The Florida Supreme Court ruled 5-2 Thursday that "manifestation" of a smoking-related disease means only that the plaintiff was exhibiting symptoms, and need not have actually been diagnosed or known that tobacco was the cause by the Nov. 21, 1996 cut-o
added Mar 28, 2016 15:41

[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court issues second Engle ruling against Reynolds

In the 2004 lawsuit involving Pamela Ciccone, the justice ruled Thursday that a plaintiff and/or their family don’t have to prove a medical condition diagnosis was made before Nov. 21, 1996 — the deadline date set by the court for filing Engle cases — to
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 26, 2016 17:09

[Florida] Appeals Court Overturns Verdict In Smoker's Death

A three-judge panel ruled in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. and ordered a new trial in the Palm Beach County case filed by Kathleen Gafney, the widow of smoker Frank Gafney.
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Mar 25, 2016 13:11

[Florida] Fla. Justices Lower Smokers' Hurdle For Engle Class Eligibility ($$)

Supreme Court expanded punitive damages for Engle progeny plaintiffs, tobacco companies were dealt another blow Thursday as the court ruled that a smoker did not need an official diagnosis before the cutoff date for membership in the original Engle class.
added Mar 25, 2016 05:50

[Florida] Supreme Court deals another blow to tobacco industry

For the second week in a row, Florida Supreme Court justices have ruled against the tobacco industry's attempts to fend off costly lawsuits about illnesses and deaths linked to smoking. Justices, in a 5-2 ruling Thursday, rejected R.J. Reynolds Tobacco C
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Mar 25, 2016 03:45

[Florida] Smoker's $3.8M Award Reversed Over Improper Trial Closing ($$)

Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal said R.J. Reynolds deserves a new trial because attorneys for Kathleen Gafney asked jurors to issue a damages award that would “speak loud and speak clear” and send a message. The attorneys also made improper com
added Mar 24, 2016 09:06

[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. KATHLEEN GAFNEY Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (PDF)

Comments accusing an opposing party’s attorney of wanting the jury to evaluate the evidence unfairly, of trying to deceive the jury, of deliberately distorting the evidence, or of participating in a concerted scheme to do so, have no place in our legal
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Mar 24, 2016 08:53
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