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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
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[Massachusetts] Willie EVANS, executor, [FN1] vs. LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY. SJC (PDF)

Because the jury's award of compensatory damages, as reduced by the remittitur, adequately rests on the finding of breach of the implied warranty of merchantability, we affirm that award
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Oct 23, 2013 11:41
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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
Law360
added Jun 11, 2013 23:45
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[Massachusetts] Court Upholds $35 Million In Compensatory Damages To Smokers' Family In Wrongful Death Case Against Lorillard But Sends Much Of Case Back For Further Action

the Court found that Newport cigarettes are "defective" products. Cigarette companies have long argued that cigarettes aren't "defective" under the law because cigarettes are inherently dangerous. But this Court determined that the real question is whethe
PR Newswire
added Jun 11, 2013 23:36
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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that all cigarettes sold in Massachusetts are defective

What this means is that, as a matter of law in Massachusetts, any cigarette sold that addicts or maintains the nicotine addiction of consumers is defective. That would include just about every cigarette sold in Massachusetts.
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Jun 11, 2013 13:58
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[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
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[Massachusetts] Willie EVANS, executor, [FN1] vs. LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY.

We conclude that the jury were adequately instructed regarding the claim of wrongful death based on the breach of the implied warranty of merchantability, that the evidence supports the jury's verdict finding such a breach, that this breach alone supports
Westlaw (Thompson West)
added Jun 11, 2013 11:55
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[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
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[Massachusetts] Case Docket: WILLIE EVANS vs. LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY & others

12/03/2012 Oral argument held. (Ireland, C.J., Spina, J., Cordy, J., Botsford, J., Gants, J., Duffly, J.). 12/04/2012 #39 POST-ARGUMENT LETTER from Paul Ware, Jr., Esquire. (Distr to the quorum)
Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court of Massachusetts
added Dec 7, 2012 19:55
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[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
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