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[Florida] Tobacco Makers Hit with $3M Punitive Verdict in Widow's Wrongful Death Suit

The punitive award came on the heels of Monday’s $10 million compensatory award to Rose Pollari, who sued the two tobacco manufacturers, claiming that her husband Paul Pollari’s nicotine addiction and eventual lung cancer were caused by the tobacco indus
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 27, 2015 12:47
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[Florida] $2M Verdict But No Punitives in Retrial of Engle Cancer Suit Against RJR and Philip Morris

Jurors today awarded $2 million in a Florida man’s suit against tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris for the artery disease and cancer that he says killed his wife, a smoker for more than 40 years.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 27, 2015 12:46
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[Florida] Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds Hit With $3M Punitive Verdict ($$)

ordered each of the companies to pay $1.5 million in punitive damages in the suit brought by Rose Pollari after slapping them earlier this week with $10 million in compensatory damages in the case. The jury had found that Pollari's husband Paul Pollari
Law360
added Mar 27, 2015 00:21
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[Florida] Fla. House Panel Delays Vote On Capping Tobacco Damages ($$)

The Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee ended its meeting Tuesday without considering H.B. 1067, which was introduced last month by state Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona, seeking to expand the scope of a 1999 state measure to limit punitive damages
Law360
added Mar 27, 2015 00:19
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Suffer $10M Blow In Engle Trial ($$)

compensatory damages verdict for Rose Pollari... The jury found that Paul Pollari was addicted to nicotine and that his cigarette smoking was the cause of his fatal lung cancer, allocating 42.5 percent of the responsibility for his smoking-related ailment
Law360
added Mar 25, 2015 12:04
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[Florida] House adjourns committee without taking up bill to sheild tobacco industry

House Civil Justice Subcommittee adjourned its meeting early on Tuesday, with time to spare, but did not take up a bill intended to shield the tobacco industry from punitive damages in thousands of pending cases from injured Florida smokers.
Miami (FL) Herald blogs
added Mar 24, 2015 14:22
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[Florida] House panel snuffs bill to limit lawsuits against tobacco companies

With little to no fanfare the House Civil Justice Subcommittee early Monday deferred action on a bill aimed at snuffing out the lawsuits...Committee Chair Kathleen Passidomo announced at the beginning of the meeting that the bill, HB 1067, would be tempor
St. Petersburg (FL) Times blogs
added Mar 24, 2015 13:46
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[Florida] Bill to shield tobacco industry from damages in Engle lawsuits in limbo

Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee adjourned its meeting early on Tuesday, with time to spare, but did not take up a bill intended to shield the tobacco industry from punitive damages in thousands of pending cases from injured Florida smokers.
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Mar 24, 2015 13:44
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[Florida] LETTER: Don't fall for Big Tobacco's ploy

trying to buy its way out of this accountability "problem" by paying 100 lobbyists to pass a bill that would result in Big Tobacco being treated differently....That AIF would support a Big Tobacco bailout without ever mentioning Big Tobacco really says it
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Mar 19, 2015 20:33
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Appellant, vs. Ralph Ballard, et al., Appellees (PDF)

8 We remind the parties that “in post-Engle actions the focus should be on the individualized issues of legal causation, comparative fault, and damages, and not on relitigating the conduct elements of the claims . . . .”
Law360
added Mar 19, 2015 12:39
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