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[Florida] Judith Berger v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.: ORDER (PDF)

Because PM USA acknowledges that I have already rejected many of its arguments, I discuss most fully PM USA’s argument that federal law impliedly preempts Mrs. Berger’s negligence and strict liability claims.
Amazon CloudFront
added May 9, 2016 10:47
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[Florida] Philip Morris Loses Bid To Strike 2 Of Smoker's Claims ($$)

A Florida federal judge on Thursday denied Philip Morris's motion for judgment as a matter of law on two claims in an Engle-progeny suit where a jury's $20 million punitive-damages award has already been struck down, saying alleged holes in the claims' le
Law360
added May 7, 2016 18:13
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[Florida] RJR Caused Addiction Nurse's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

Relatives of a chain-smoking registered nurse and addiction counselor who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury Friday to find R.J. Reynolds liable for her death, saying the tobacco giant hid the dangers of smoking from her until she was hopelessly add
Law360
added May 7, 2016 17:48
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds To Blame For Retired Airman's Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

The widow of a retired U.S. Air Force serviceman who smoked at least a pack of cigarettes every day urged a Florida jury Thursday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his cancer, saying the tobacco giant hid the dangers of smoking from him until..
Law360
added May 6, 2016 17:32
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[Florida] Retrial Begins in Widower's Suit Against R.J. Reynolds

Whether addiction fueled a Florida woman’s 40-plus years of smoking took center stage last week as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds for the woman’s cancer death. Dion v. R.J. Reynolds, 13CA5673.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 5, 2016 18:18
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[Florida] BERGER v. R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al.: PLAINTIFF JUDITH BERGER’S REPLY IN SUPPORT OF HER MOTION FOR REINSTATEMENT OF JURY’S PUNITIVE DAMAGES AWARD

Philip Morris cannot, and does not, point to a single piece of evidence that the jury considered in awarding punitive damages to Mrs. Berger that was not probative of its recklessness and intentional misconduct with respect to Mrs. Berger’s two success
Amazon CloudFront
added May 3, 2016 18:41
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[Florida] Smoker Wants $20M Philip Morris Punitive Row To Push Ahead ($$)

urged a Florida federal judge Monday to promptly reinstate a jury's $20 million punitive damages award against Philip Morris USA Inc., saying it was properly supported by evidence and a recent Florida Supreme Court opinion.
Law360
added May 3, 2016 18:16
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Liable For Lawyer’s Death

Plaintiffs’ attorney, Gary Paige, told jurors that Tom Purdo, who died from smoking up to three packs every day since he was 13 years old, only did what cigarette companies said he should do, keep smoking. Paige said that Purdo’s death devastated his f
Legal Reader
added May 1, 2016 13:15
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[Florida] AMIR C. TAYRANI Partner

Mr. Tayrani has briefed nineteen cases on the merits before the U.S. Supreme Court, including: ... Citizens United v. FEC, 558 U.S. 310 (2010): Landmark campaign-finance ruling recognizing the First Amendment right of corporations to make expenditures i
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
added Apr 29, 2016 17:46
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Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Amir Tayrani ($$)

The due process objections were already unsuccessfully argued in front of the Florida Supreme Court, and certiorari briefs to the U.S. high court were turned down, but Tayrani hopes to get the Eleventh Circuit on board so that the case can make it up to
Law360
added Apr 28, 2016 17:58
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