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[Florida] STEIN: Fraudulent Concealment and the Statute of Repose

Anyone interested in the tobacco litigation and/or medical malpractice must read Hess v. Philip Morris USA....this decision of the Florida Supreme Court advances the understanding of statutes of repose and how they apply, inter alia, in medical malpractic
Harvard University Law Blogs
added Apr 18, 2015 10:27

[Florida] $21.5M Award to Couple in COPD Suit Against RJR Tops the Engle Progeny Review for the Week of April 12

Jurors Friday awarded Thomas and Bettye Ryan $21.5 million in compensatory damages, with an award of punitives to come, after finding R.J. Reynolds liable for Ryan’s chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 18, 2015 08:58

[Florida] Smoker's Lung Transplant and Cigarette Industry Marketing Detailed as Engle Tobacco Trial Opens

Philip Gerson delivers the opening statement on behalf of his client, Tina Russo, who claims Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds are liable for her mother's COPD / Miami—Trial opened Friday in a woman’s suit seeking millions from two tobacco manufacturers s
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 16, 2015 13:56

[Florida] Lorillard Sheds 36 Engle Claims, Philip Morris Ends 2 [FREE FULL TEXT]

A Florida federal judge on Friday signed off on the release of Lorillard Tobacco Co. from 36 of the Engle cases over smoking-related injuries, while Philip Morris USA Inc. shed two suits, according to court documents. The parties had previously asked th
added Apr 15, 2015 18:15

[Florida, Georgia] AUDIO: American Cancer Society CEO Talks Tobacco Lawsuits And More

The head of the Atlanta-based American Cancer Society Dr. John Seffrin, who is leaving the non-profit after more than 20 years at the helm, talked with Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer about these issues and more on “A Closer Look.”
WABE 90.1 FM - Public Broadcasting Atlanta
added Apr 14, 2015 14:56

[Florida] Eleventh Circuit Rejects Use of Engle Findings by Smoker's Estate

said that, in relying on findings from the scuttled class action proceedings, the plaintiff's claims are preempted by federal law that has long regulated, but not banned, the sale of cigarettes.
Daily Report
added Apr 11, 2015 19:31

PERDUE: It's time to fix Florida's problem with punitive damages

the bill clarifies that the Legislature's 1999 limitations on punitive damage calculations must apply to all pending cases filed after that law was enacted. This change was made for a simple but critically important reason — to protect all plaintiffs and
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Apr 10, 2015 21:38

[Florida] DOMINICK: Proposed bills protect Big Tobacco ($$)

Everyone in Tallahassee knows Senate Bill 978 and House Bill 1067 are written, funded and intended by Big Tobacco to absolve them of punitive damages liability for intentional conduct that killed people. Yet AIF's opinion piece doesn't even mention Big To
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Apr 10, 2015 21:36

[Florida] Engle Ruling Unlikely To Shift Outcome Of Tobacco Trials ($$)

attorneys say it could nevertheless fail to sway state courts and juries that hear most smoking cases in Florida. The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday reversed a district court that had refused to grant judgment as a matter of law to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco C
added Apr 10, 2015 21:29

[Florida] Engle Ruling Unlikely To Shift Outcome Of Tobacco Trials ($$)

some of the original Engle jury's Phase I findings — sweeping conclusions about the general ills of cigarettes that still aid plaintiffs in Florida — amount to a ban on the products, but attorneys say it could nevertheless fail to sway state courts and ju
added Apr 10, 2015 16:11
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