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[Massachusetts] SJC orders retrial for $81M in punitive damages in tobacco case

Massachusetts' highest court yesterday threw out an $81 million punitive damages award for the family of a late Roxbury woman who was hooked on cigarettes thanks to free samples she got as a child at her Orchard Park playground -- but the court found her
Boston (MA) Herald
added Jun 12, 2013 14:57

[Massachusetts] Group’s lawsuits aim to boost public health

there’s an intriguing twist to the suits filed in Middlesex Superior Court last month. They are the product of a new Boston group that seeks to promote public health through the courts. And these lawyers are working on several fronts, not just tobacco. T
Boston (MA) Globe
added Apr 12, 2015 12:39

[Massachusetts] SJC splits decision in cigarette samples appeal

The state's highest court says the family of a late Boston woman who got free cigarette samples as a child can keep $35 million in punitive damages awarded in a lawsuit against the tobacco company. But justices Tuesday threw out an $81 million compensato
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 11, 2013 11:59

Lorillard Ducks $81M Punitive Award In Mass. Smoking Suit ($$)

The jury was wrong to find that Lorillard was negligent because it took on a legal duty in 1954 to research smoking's health risks and tell consumers about the results, according to the court. Because the punitive damages award may have been affected by
added Jun 11, 2013 23:45

[Massachusetts] Lorillard Appeals Cigarette-Sample Ruling

Arguments to Supreme Judicial Court start Dec. 3
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Nov 27, 2012 13:10

[Massachusetts] Mass. high court partially overturns landmark tobacco case award

The Supreme Judicial Court upheld the award of compensatory damages to the woman’s son and her estate, but struck down the award of punitive damages. “We affirm the judgment only in part,” the court said in a unanimous 82-page opinion written by Justic
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jun 11, 2013 11:47

VIDEO: SJC-11179, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Oral Arguments: Evans v. Lorillard Tobacco Company

Torts; Wrongful Death-- Various issues arising out of a multi-million dollar judgment against a cigarette manufacturer in a suit by the estate of a smoker who died from lung cancer; whether an award of punitive damages was proper.
Suffolk University Law School - Boston
added Dec 7, 2012 16:33

[Massachusetts] Tobacco company challenges $152m award in case of Newport cigarette smoker

In his oral argument to the Supreme Judicial Court, attorney Paul F. Ware Jr. said there was no evidence presented at a Suffolk Superior Court civil trial that directly linked the giveway of Newport cigarettes in the Orchard Park neighborhood to the smok
Boston (MA) Globe
added Dec 4, 2012 13:47

[Massachusetts] Award swells in tobacco lawsuit

Judge’s ruling could double $152m total
Boston (MA) Globe
added Sep 4, 2011 00:00

[Massachusetts] Superior Court Awards Plaintiff’s Attorneys’ Fees And Costs Against Cigarette Manufacturer

added Dec 2, 2011 00:00
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