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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Defends Removal Of Engle Fee Fight ($$)

asked a Florida federal judge Tuesday not to remand its dispute with fellow plaintiffs firms over fees from a $100 million settlement that resolved hundreds of Engle progeny cases, rejecting the rival firms’ claim that the court lacks jurisdiction....
Law360
added Oct 15, 2015 12:42
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[Florida] Ads Made Cigarettes Seem Healthy, Jury Told In Engle Trial ($$)

The widow of a man who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury to find R.J. Reynolds liable for his death on Monday, saying that tobacco companies' advertisements led him to believe tobacco use had health benefits when he began smoking at age 12.
Law360
added Oct 14, 2015 13:05
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GUSTAFSON: Tobacco Companies and 20 million Deaths — Without criminal penalty

One must ask why the cigarette company executives, whose acts of fraud and deceit produced 20 million American deaths, were not only never convicted of a single crime for what they did, but were never even charged. The responsible executives suffered no
JD Supra, LLC
added Oct 13, 2015 17:41
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Challenges Engle Tort Liability In Fla. Court ($$)

plaintiff Phil Marotta...successfully argued his strict liability claim in trial court... On appeal, R.J. Reynolds argues that the jury's conclusion should be overturned because the verdict either relies on a theory that all cigarettes are defective — an
Law360
added Oct 13, 2015 17:31
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Largely Cleared of Liability in Smoker's Death, as Jurors Award $5K to Widower

Jurors delivered a verdict for R.J. Reynolds in everything but name Monday, as they awarded $5,000 to the widower of a Polish immigrant who smoked for more than 40 years, and they found Reynolds only 2% responsible for the cancer that caused her death. Go
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 9, 2015 21:08
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[Florida] $500K in Punitives against Tobacco Cos. Push Verdict for Smoker’s Widow to $1.5M

The punitive verdict against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris follows last week’s award of $1 million to Gertrude Marchese, whose husband Salvatore died from lung cancer in 2004. Jurors in the trial’s first phase found Salvatore, who began smoking at 13,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:33
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[Florida] BREAKING: Jury Hits Tobacco Cos. With $1.5M For Heavy Smoker's Death ($$)

pped R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris with $250,000 each in punitive damages Tuesday, adding to a $1 million compensatory verdict it awarded to the family of a five-pack-a-day smoker who died of lung cancer but falling far short of the total damages sought
Law360
added Oct 6, 2015 21:55
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[Florida] Jury Places Blame On Smoker, Makes RJR Pay Just $5K ($$)

found a Polish-American immigrant who died of lung cancer 98 percent responsible for her own lung cancer death, returning a paltry $5,000 verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The verdict came hours after the plaintiff's attorneys asked jurors to awa
Law360
added Oct 5, 2015 23:18
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Should Be Punished, Jurors Told In Death Trial ($$)

family of a five-pack-a-day smoker who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury Monday to award punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris in addition to the $1 million compensatory verdict it returned last week, saying the tobacco companies
Law360
added Oct 5, 2015 23:17
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[Florida] Philip Morris, RJR Hit With $1M Verdict In Smoker's Death ($$)

finding the companies partially liable for a five-pack-a-day smoker's lung cancer death and saying they also deserve to pay punitive damages for hiding cigarettes' dangers. The jury in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, found that plaintiff Sal Marchese is primar
Law360
added Oct 5, 2015 13:52
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