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finding that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. hid the dangers of smoking and should pay punitive damages. The jury's decision in St. Petersburg, Florida, found Philip Morris 37 percent responsible for Douglas Duignan's lung cancer and
Sep 10, 2015 Law360
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attorney for the family of a smoker who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury Wednesday to slam R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. with a $20 million compensatory verdict, saying the companies hid the risks of smoking that killed a...
Sep 9, 2015 Law360
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A Florida jury said plaintiff Mary Cooper was 50 percent responsible for her own illnesses while R.J. Reynolds bears 40 percent of the blame, and Philip Morris bears 10 percent.
Sep 8, 2015 Law360
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[Florida] Jurors Level $4.5M Verdict Against Tobacco Companies for Ex-Smoker's 20-Year Cancer Battle
Mary Cooper, a smoker for more than 40 years, sued cigarette makers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, claiming they conspired to hide the dangers of smoking, leading to Cooper’s nicotine addiction and ultimately causing the lung and laryngeal cancer she h
Sep 9, 2015 Courtroom View Network (CVN)
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Stephanie Parker of Jones Day, representing R.J. Reynolds, outlined a series of inconsistencies in the husband's testimony and pointed to evidence that he'd written in to the company for free cigarettes at the same time he claimed his late wife was tryin
Sep 3, 2015 Law360
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Plaintiffs' attorney Juan Bauta of The Ferraro Law Firm told jurors in Miami that the companies specifically advertised to the Hispanic community in Miami, including many Cuban exiles such as Rafael Suarez. Bauta described Suarez as a hardworking father
Sep 4, 2015 Law360
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R.J. Reynolds attorney Mark Belasic of Jones Day argued that Cooper never really tried in earnest to quit and also smoked marijuana for decades. The Engle progeny suit was brought against R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris and Liggett Group Inc. by Mary Cooper
Sep 4, 2015 Law360
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awarded a Florida widower $750,000 for the death of his wife, after finding that her four decades of smoking R.J. Reynolds cigarettes, but not the company’s marketing tactics, caused her fatal lung cancer. Lewis v. R.J. Reynolds, 2009-30058-CIC.
Sep 1, 2015 Courtroom View Network (CVN)
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bears just 25 percent of the fault for $750,000 in damages and rejecting her husband's bid for $9.2 million, plus punitive damages. The verdict falls far short of the request made by plaintiff's attorney William Ogle during emotional closing arguments in
Sep 1, 2015 Law360
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Plaintiff's attorney William Ogle told jurors in Daytona Beach, Florida, that Rosemary Lewis' death devastated her husband, James. She died at age 51, about 22 years short of her life expectancy, he said.
Aug 31, 2015 Law360
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