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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court rules for allowing punitive damages in Engle cases

With the ruling, analysts say Reynolds and other manufacturers may face increased risk of large jury punitive-damages awards. Typically, punitive damages are awarded by juries as punishment for intentional misconduct or gross negligence by the defendant,
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 19, 2016 18:06
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[Florida] Questions Arise over Smoker's Deadly Cancer and Potential Link to Addiction in Trial

The origin of the cancer that killed a 52-year-old Florida man, and the disease’s potential link to his 40 years of smoking took center stage as trial began Thursday in his family’s suit against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds. Redburn v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 19, 2016 02:09
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[Florida] Tobacco industry takes hit in punitive damages ruling

In its ruling Thursday, the Supreme Court sent the Soffer case back to circuit court for a trial limited to whether punitive damages should be awarded on the negligence and strict-liability claims. "We emphasize that Soffer still must satisfy the statut
Business Journal Tampa Bay
added Mar 18, 2016 19:51
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Florida Supreme Court Authorizes Punitive Damages in Tobacco Litigation

Yesterday’s ruling will have an obvious and immediate impact in Engle lawsuits around the state as all Engle plaintiffs will now be on equal footing with respect to punitive damages. Additionally, the opinion will also have an impact on other cases where
Newsome Melton
added Mar 18, 2016 19:45
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[Florida] Engle Cases Likely To Drag On Despite Higher Damages Risk ($$)

Court's ruling Thursday putting punitive damages in play for Engle progeny plaintiffs on non-fraud claims opens up tobacco companies to increased exposure to large damages awards, but plaintiffs attorneys say they don't expect settlements anytime soon.
Law360
added Mar 18, 2016 19:00
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[Florida] Tobacco industry takes hit in punitive damages ruling

Resolving conflicting decisions from lower courts, the Supreme Court on Thursday found that plaintiffs in the cases can seek punitive damages against tobacco companies based on legal claims of negligence and strict liability. In doing so, the court rejec
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Mar 18, 2016 02:13
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court OKs Punitive Damages In Engle Suits ($$)

ruled that the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer can seek punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on strict liability and negligence claims, resolving an appellate split on the issue and marking a big win for Engle progeny plaintiffs.
Law360
added Mar 17, 2016 20:52
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[Florida] SOFFER. vs. R.J. REYNOLDS: ARE MEMBERS OF THE CLASS IN ENGLE V. LIGGETT...ENTITLED TO PURSUE AN AWARD OF PUNITIVE DAMAGES UNDER THEORIES OF NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY? (PDF)

Considered in light of the supreme court’s decision to allow Engle progeny plaintiffs to “initiate individual damages actions,” one simply cannot infer that the supreme court intended to place a limitation upon progeny plaintiffs’ ability to pursue pu
Supreme Court of Florida
added Mar 17, 2016 17:03
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[Florida] THE 2016 PLAINTIFFS' HOT LIST Motley Rice

Motley Rice founding member Joseph Rice also helped ink a $100 million settlement on Feb. 25, 2015, with Big Tobacco to resolve about 400 smoker cases pending in federal courts in Florida. It was the largest tobacco settlement in decades and spawned from
National Law Journal
added Mar 13, 2016 10:56
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Beats $10M Claim Over Unfiltered Cigarette Smoker's Lung Cancer Death

Jurors Tuesday absolved R.J. Reynolds of liability for the cancer death of a Florida heavy equipment operator who smoked unfiltered cigarettes for decades. Gamble v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA-003848. Jurors needed less than an hour to conclude Donald Gambl
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 10, 2016 15:53
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