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[Florida] Update: $34.7M Verdict, Including $20M in Punitives, Hits RJ Reynolds in Tobacco Suit by Veteran's Family

Jurors awarded $20 million in punitive damages in the trial's second phase Friday afternoon, bringing the total award against R.J. Reynolds to $34.7 million. CVN will provide more information as it becomes available.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 13, 2015 11:03
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[Florida] $12M Award Strikes Tobacco Companies in Trial Over 42-Year-Old Smoker's Cancer Death

Douglas Duignan, who started smoking at about 14, smoked up to two packs of cigarettes a day for more than 25 years, continuing the habit even after he was diagnosed with cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 13, 2015 11:00
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Hit With $12M Verdict In Lung Cancer Death Suit ($$)

companies claimed that their way of doing business had changed since Duignan died and that punitive damages weren't necessary. James Gustafson of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA seized on those arguments, saying that it doesn't undo the damage
Law360
added Sep 12, 2015 22:14
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[Florida] BREAKING: RJ Reynolds Slammed With $35M Verdict In Veteran's Death ($$)

jury walloped [RJR] with $20 million in punitive damages Friday, adding to an earlier $14.7 million compensatory award to the family of a decorated U.S. Air Force sergeant...$34.7 million in damages to the family of Garry O'Hara
Law360
added Sep 12, 2015 13:49
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Should Pay $15M For Veteran's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Attorneys for the family of a decorated U.S. Air Force sergeant who died of cancer in 1996 urged a Florida state jury on Thursday to hit R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with a $14.7 million compensatory verdict for his death, plus punitive damages.
Law360
added Sep 11, 2015 14:32
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[Florida] Veteran's Family Awarded $14.7M Plus Punitives in Tobacco Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

a Bronze Star recipient and Vietnam veteran....found Garry O’Hara died from primary lung cancer caused both by his addiction to nicotine and Reynolds’ part in an industry-wide conspiracy to deceive the public about smoking
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 11, 2015 13:02
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[Florida] Schlesinger Client Wins $4.5 Million Verdict in Tobacco Lawsuit

"Phillip Morris controlled the future, because back in the 50s they said if they honestly had the knowledge and if they knew the harmful effects of cigarettes, they would stop making them," said Scott Schlesinger..."This country could be a very different
CBS MarketWatch
added Sep 11, 2015 12:47
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[Florida] BREAKING: Tobacco Cos. Hit With $6M Verdict In Cancer Death Suit ($$)

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
Law360
added Sep 11, 2015 00:17
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Should Pay $20M For Father's Death, Jury Told ($$)

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...
Law360
added Sep 9, 2015 23:19
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Share Fault With Ex-Smoker For $2.5M Verdict ($$)

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.
Law360
added Sep 9, 2015 10:47
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