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[Florida] Fla. Court Could Curb Engle Claims In Tort Liability Ruling ($$)

An Eleventh Circuit decision ruling that federal law preempts tort liability against tobacco companies could make it harder for the hundreds of Engle progeny plaintiffs in Florida state court to prove their claims if a state appeals court looking at the m
added Aug 3, 2015 15:43

[Florida] Philip Morris Owes Ex-Smoker $8M Plus Punitives, Jury Finds ($$)

The $7.8 million verdict marked the end of the first phase of the Engle progeny trial in Jacksonville, Florida, and set the stage for a punitive damages phase to begin on Monday. Elaine Jordan has suffered with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a d
added Aug 3, 2015 15:39

[Florida] Distress, race/ethnicity and smoking cessation in treatment-seekers: implications for disparity elimination

Among smokers in Florida, USA, racial/ethnic differences in distress before starting cognitive–behavioral therapy for smoking cessation were eliminated at the end of treatment, driven by improvements among African Americans and Hispanics. High levels of
added Aug 2, 2015 21:20

Watch an Expert's Ill-Advised Comparison Scuttle a Key Products Liability Trial | Florida Trial Video Vault

In Morse v. R.J. Reynolds, an expert’s reference...Miller answered "(A)bout 430,000 people die of smoking each year. It's the equivalent of about three World trade Centers."... a mistrial based on the possibility that the statement may have been calculate
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:06

[Florida] Trio of Tobacco Companies Cleared in $15M Lung Cancer and COPD Suit

Jurors answered “no” to the initial questions of whether Fannie Collar, a smoker for 50 years according to her attorneys, was addicted to nicotine and whether that addiction caused her lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Collar, 81, w
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:03

[Florida] Fla. Court Remands $12M Engle Award To Apply Shared Fault ($$)

appeals court on Friday upheld a jury verdict against Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny tobacco case but found the trial court erred by entering a final judgment without apportioning the $12 million award based on comparative fault....Lauren Gree
added Aug 1, 2015 09:39

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Win Over Jury In Ex-Smoker's $15M Trial ($$)

argued that she chose to smoke and refused to drop the habit even after being warned by friends and family members. And she even picked it back up after she developed her illnesses, according to Philip Morris... "After all, look at Ms. Collar in 2006, whe
added Aug 1, 2015 09:38

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Win Over Jury In Ex-Smoker's $15M Trial ($$)

won a defense jury verdict in a $15 million lawsuit brought by an ex-smoker who lost a lung to cancer, with the Florida jurors finding that nicotine addiction didn't legally cause her disease. The verdict in Vero Beach, Florida, comes after a more than t
added Jul 30, 2015 19:28

[Florida] Love and law ($$)

US husband-and-wife legal team Stanley and Susan Rosenblatt never doubted they could achieve the impossible
Jerusalem Post
added Jul 30, 2015 12:30

[Florida] Jury Told Tobacco Cos. Should Pay $15M For Lost Lung ($$)

smoker who lost a lung to cancer urged a Florida jury to award her $15 million plus punitive damages during closing arguments… saying the companies hid the dangers … Collar developed lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a degenerative di
added Jul 30, 2015 11:46
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