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

Mrs. Berger’s objection takes issue ... with the outcome that being, determination that an inference of reliance is not reasonable in light of Mrs. Berger’s testimony. I decline to revisit the merits of this determination, as the appropriate forum for i
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 19, 2015 17:36
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[Florida] Philip Morris Remains Off The Hook For $20M Engle Award ($$)

saying the smoker’s reasoning contorts his analysis of the precedent. Judith Berger had asked U.S. District Judge James Carr to reconsider his April decision granting Philip Morris USA Inc.'s motion for judgment as a matter of law, in which he ruled that
Law360
added Nov 19, 2015 17:25
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[Florida] Jury Awards $11M In Restaurateur's Smoking Death ($$)

hit R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. with a total of $1 million in punitive damages in a trial over the lung cancer death of a former pizzeria owner, adding to a $10 million compensatory it awarded to his...
Law360
added Nov 19, 2015 05:48
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[Florida] Philip Morris Liable For Mother's Cancer Death, Jury Finds ($$)

liable for a mother's lung cancer death Wednesday, concluding that the company fraudulently hid the dangers of cigarettes from her but awarding her relatives just $1 million of the $28 million they'd requested.
Law360
added Nov 19, 2015 05:47
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[Florida] Update: R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris Hit with $11M in Damages For Restaurateur's Fatal Lung Cancer

Jurors imposed a $1 million punitive verdict against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds Wednesday afternoon, splitting the penalty equally between the two tobacco companies. The jury reached its decision following about an hour of deliberations and closing a
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 19, 2015 05:39
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris Hit with $10M Verdict Plus Punitives in Suit Over Restaurateur's Fatal Lung Cancer

The verdict, reached after less than three hours of deliberations, found John Barbose’s cancer stemmed from a decades-long conspiracy by Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, makers of cigarettes Barbose smoked, to hide the dangers of their product.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 18, 2015 15:27
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[Florida] Jury Awards $10M In Pizzeria Owner's Tobacco Death Trial ($$)

in compensatory damages to the family of a former pizzeria owner who died of lung cancer, finding that punitive damages are also warranted against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Plaintiffs' attorney Brent R. Bigger of Knopf Bigger t
Law360
added Nov 18, 2015 15:24
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[Florida] Philip Morris Owes $28M For Mom's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

the tobacco company hooked her into becoming a "perfect customer" who chain-smoked for more than three decades...told jurors during closing arguments in Fort Lauderdale that Lynda Tognoli was hopelessly addicted and displayed withdrawal symptoms every tim
Law360
added Nov 17, 2015 22:39
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[Florida] Smoker Says RJR Cigarettes Caused Her Lung Disease ($$)

Austin Carr, an attorney representing Cynthia Green, told jurors that his client first showed symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the mid-1990s but kept smoking until her family staged an intervention for her in 2010. "She couldn't quit
Law360
added Nov 17, 2015 16:39
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[Florida] Philip Morris Fights Bid To Revive $20M In Punitive Damages ($$)

said the Second District Court of Appeal's Nov. 6 decision in Evers v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. applied a different ruling out of the First District in R.J. Reynolds v. Martin, which the federal court has already determined does not control in the instan
Law360
added Nov 17, 2015 15:58
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