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[Florida] Jury Favors RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

The jury answered “no” when asked whether Barbara McMannis had lung cancer, whether she was addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine, and whether the addiction was the legal cause of her lung cancer. The plaintiffs had claimed that smoking cigarettes h
Law360
added Feb 21, 2015 09:46
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[Florida] Appeals ruling determines Reynolds not at fault in smoker’s death

Appellate Court reaffirmed Thursday a verdict in an Engle progeny case that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was not at legal fault for the death of a smoker. In a separate legal ruling Wednesday, Lorillard has been ordered to pay $25,000 in compensatory damages
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 20, 2015 15:22
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[Florida] Lorillard Cigarettes Caused Smoker's Death, Engle Jury Finds ($$)

found that a Florida man's now deceased wife's smoking-related death was caused by cigarettes manufactured by Lorillard Tobacco Co., and that she had relied on statements by Lorillard and other tobacco giants concealing smoking's health risks before she q
Law360
added Feb 20, 2015 04:02
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[Florida] Jury sides with tobacco companies in family's lawsuit

Court staff read the jury's verdict that said: "Do you find that Barbara McMannis had lung cancer, that she was addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine and that an addiction to cigarettes containing nicotine was the leading cause of her lung cancer? A
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Feb 20, 2015 04:01
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[Florida] Ex-Smoker Asks Fla. Jury For $13M In Engle Progeny Case ($$)

Counsel for an ailing former smoker asked a Florida jury Thursday for more than $13 million plus punitive damages in an Engle progeny trial's closing arguments, but the cigarette makers said the decision to continue smoking was his choice.
Law360
added Feb 20, 2015 03:29
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[Florida] Closing arguments heard in Charlotte Co. tobacco trial

Control and responsibility -- the two words are the backbone of RJ Reynolds Tobacco and Phillip Morris USA's case against the McMannis estate. The defense claims Barbara McMannis chose not to quit smoking, even after becoming aware that it was bad for
WZVN ABC7 (Fort Myers, FL)
added Feb 20, 2015 03:22
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[Florida] Jury delivers verdict in Charlotte County tobacco trial

Donald McMannis, 82, sued Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company saying his wife Barbara’s addiction to cigarettes led to the cancer that killed her. For the past two weeks, jurors heard testimony from doctors, addiction experts and family
WINK-TV Channel 5 (Ft. Myers, FL)
added Feb 19, 2015 18:10
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[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Looks To Discredit Tobacco Cos.' Final Witness

plaintiff's counsel aimed to discredit the tobacco companies' final witness, who opined that former smoker Ed Caprio would have avoided illnesses he endured if he quit smoking earlier. With the defendants — Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco C
Law360
added Feb 19, 2015 18:09
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[Florida] BAKER v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY: Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit

She appeals the trial court’s entry of final judgment in favor of Defendant, arguing the trial court erred in denying her motion for a new trial because the jury’s verdict was internally inconsistent. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm.
Law360
added Feb 19, 2015 18:08
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Defeats Challenge To Engle Progeny Ruling ($$)

Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal rejected Elmer Baker's widow's argument that the jury's verdict was internally inconsistent because it found that Baker was a member of the Engle v. Liggett group class but also found that his lung cancer and dea
Law360
added Feb 19, 2015 18:05
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