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[Tennessee] Local Lieff Cabraser attorneys hit $27M verdict in Florida tobacco case

The 14 cents tacked onto the award — which included approximately $20.76 million in punitive damages — represented the age at which plaintiff Judith Berger began smoking. By age 16, she had a pack-a-day habit. Berger and her now-deceased twin sister deve
NashvillePost.com
added Sep 20, 2014 13:36
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[Florida] PRICE: With cigarettes increasingly out of favor, e-cigs step in

As Kevorkian and I sat talking, with her vaping, she told me about switching from Virginia Slims menthol 120s, which are skinny and about the length of a water ski, following decades of cigarette smoking. It wasn’t an easy transition, she said, taking ab
Florida Today
added Sep 20, 2014 13:17
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[Florida] Shaq Flouts Doral's Smoking Ban, Gets Cop Job Despite Hookah Habit

This time, Shaq is flouting Doral's strict rule against hiring anyone who smokes tobacco. It seems Shaq Fu enjoys a hookah now and again -- and the city says it will let him join the force anyway...."Since he's an unpaid employee, it doesn't apply to him.
Miami New Times blogs
added Sep 20, 2014 13:06
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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Announces That Jurors Hold Philip Morris USA Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy

“I am so grateful that the jury held Philip Morris accountable for its actions over the past 60 years,” stated Mrs. Berger, who has developed severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from smoking. “Before this lawsuit I had no idea that the to
Business Wire
added Sep 19, 2014 18:00
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[Florida] Philip Morris Must Pay $26.5M In Engle Case Over 'Light' Ads ($$)

denied Philip Morris' two motions for judgment as a matter of law seeking to reverse its loss at the trial, where a jury awarded roughly $6 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages to decades-long smoker Judith Berger, who suffe
Law360
added Sep 19, 2014 17:54
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[Florida] VIDEO: Bryant v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company et al

In this Engle progeny suit, plaintiff claims defendant tobacco manufacturers concealed the dangers of smoking while furthering Hayward Bryant Sr's. addiction to cigarettes, which ultimately caused his smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:58
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[Florida] Attorneys Argue Whether Medical Evidence Proves Cause of Smoker’s Deadly Lung Cancer as Engle Progeny Suit Opens

R.J. Reynolds attorney Steve Kazinski tells jurors there is insufficient medical evidence to prove that smoking caused Hayward Bryant's lung cancer. Bryant's widow is suing R.J. Reynolds in this Engle progeny case.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:56
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[Florida] Ferraro Team Says Victim's Job Was To Smoke, Die

Kaiser told the jury that adenocarcinoma was one of two primary lung tumors responsible for Ellsworth's death. Dr. Robert Cerfolio, a renowned thoracic surgeon at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, testified both cancers combined to kill Ellsworth.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Sep 18, 2014 17:31
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[Florida] Sen. Nelson succeeds in drive to require child-proof liquid nicotine bottles

Senate committee voted today to require manufacturers to put child-proof caps on the small bottles... The Senate Commerce Committee, by a unanimous voice vote, approved Nelson’s legislation to require child-resistant packaging for any liquid nicotine sold
Bradenton (FL) Herald
added Sep 18, 2014 16:02
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[Florida] Engle Trading Card Tuesday: Robert McCarter

While Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Robert McCarter has not argued as many Engle cases as other attorneys, he’s won both cases he’s tried on the issue of fault. Moreover, CVN’s only Engle case in which damages were awarded against him was a retrial in Naugle, wh
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 17, 2014 18:03
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