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[Florida] Jury Punishes RJ Reynolds For $300K Over Smoker's Death ($$)

the company was found partially responsible for a smoker’s fatal lung cancer, a fraction of the $18 million counsel for the man’s son had asked the jury to award. On Monday morning, Alex Alvarez of The Alvarez Law Firm, representing plaintiff Phil J. Mar
Law360
added Jul 31, 2018 07:45
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... jury on Tuesday found that firm client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. bore the majority of the blame for...
Law360
added Jul 28, 2018 20:11
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Florida Jury Sides With Peripheral Vascular Sufferer At Trial With R.J. Reynolds ($$)

Punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. were assessed by a Florida jury at $1,095,000 on July 25, following a two-week phase 1 trial initiated by a 69-year-old smoker suffering from peripheral vascular disease, coronary heart disease and chroni
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 27, 2018 18:05
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[California, Florida] Western Mono Tribe Challenges Tobacco Taxes, Regulations In Complaint ($$)

Efforts by California Attorney General...Becerra to enforce various state laws implementing a tobacco [MSA] on a federally chartered corporation owned by the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Western Mono Indians were challenged by the tribe in a July 13 compla
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 27, 2018 18:02
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Ending epic debacle, Florida tobacco firms agree to pay $4.3 million sanction

The chief beneficiaries of sanctionable conduct by a pair of Florida plaintiffs' firms, the Wilner Firm and Farah & Farah, will end up being the firms’ co-counsel in a $100 million settlement of federal-court litigation by Florida smokers, under an order
Reuters
added Jul 27, 2018 14:47
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Ending epic debacle, Florida tobacco firms agree to pay $4.3 million sanction

As part of a global resolution of the sanctions issue and fee disputes, Wilner and the Farah firm agreed to cede more than $7 million in claimed attorneys’ fees to Motley Rice, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein and two other plaintiffs' firms, reducing t
Reuters
added Jul 26, 2018 01:16
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[Florida] Jury Tacks $1M Onto $3.5M Smoking Verdict Against Reynolds ($$)

hit R.J. Reynolds with roughly $1 million in punitive damages, a day after finding the company bore the majority of the blame for a smoker’s cigarette addiction and resulting vascular and heart diseases and awarding $3.52 million in compensatory damages.
Law360
added Jul 26, 2018 01:01
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Florida Still a Dismal Swamp for Cigarette Makers Fighting Death and Injury Claims

With the huge backlog of cases–and trials moving at a rate of only 30 to 50 per year–there is a chance of many claims dying with plaintiffs or their elderly survivors before they can be tried. It isn’t easy to secure a trial date, said Howard Acosta,
FairWarning
added Jul 25, 2018 17:32
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Florida Still a Dismal Swamp for Cigarette Makers Fighting Death and Injury Claims

With the huge backlog of cases–and trials moving at a rate of only 30 to 50 per year–there is a chance of many claims dying with plaintiffs or their elderly survivors before they can be tried. It isn’t easy to secure a trial date, said Howard Acosta,
FairWarning
added Jul 25, 2018 17:32
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$5M Verdict Smacks Philip Morris, RJR at Trial Over Florida Woman's Fatal Lung Cancer

A nearly $3 million punitive verdict last week capped a $5 million total award to a Florida man for the role a jury found the country’s two largest cigarette makers played in his wife’s cancer death. Kaplan v. Philip Morris, CACE 08025823.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 25, 2018 17:23
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