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[Florida] Philip Morris Cleared In $29M Engle Trial ($$)

jury cleared Philip Morris USA Inc. on Friday of liability in one of the year's first Engle progeny trials, rejecting a former smoker's ... allegations the cigarette maker's product and actions caused his laryngeal cancer. Plaintiff Jose Vila Jr.'s case i
Law360
added Jan 24, 2015 18:35
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[Florida] Tampa jury awards amputee $17.3 million in tobacco lawsuit

Donna Brown of Jacksonville started smoking cigarettes in high school... This week, a Tampa jury decided tobacco giant Philip Morris USA owes the 64-year-old woman nearly $17.3 million for causing her disease and for hiding facts about the perils and addi
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Jan 24, 2015 18:24
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[Florida] Smoking out the facts

Contrary to popular belief among college students, hookah smoking could be significantly more dangerous than many assume, according to a recent USF Health study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Surveying around 500 USF s
The Oracle (University of South Florida)
added Jan 23, 2015 17:33
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of January 19

Jose Vila v. Philip Morris... The verdict, which jurors took more than six hours to reach, gives tobacco manufacturers the win in the first state court Engle progeny case to come to trial in 2015. On Wednesday, however, a federal jury in Jacksonville hit
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 23, 2015 17:25
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[Florida] VIDEOS: Vila v. Philip Morris

claims defendant tobacco manufacturer, Philip Morris, concealed the dangers of its cigarettes while furthering an addiction to nicotine that caused Vila's smoking-related illness. Outcome Verdict in favor of the defense.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 23, 2015 17:23
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[Florida] Philip Morris Defense Prevails in $22M Laryngeal Cancer Suit

found Philip Morris-brand cigarettes did not cause the cancer that cost Jose Vila his larynx. A decades-long smoker, Vila sought up to $21.9 million in damages in his Engle progeny claim against the tobacco company. However, Robert McCarter, representing
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 23, 2015 17:21
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[Florida] Jury Finds Philip Morris Liable In Engle-progeny Cigarette Case; Awards Disabled Woman $17.2 Million In Compensatory And Punitive Damages

Donna Brown and awarded her $17.2 million in compensatory and punitive damages in the first federal court Engle-progeny cigarette trial of 2015. Ms. Brown began smoking cigarettes as a minor, became addicted, and now suffers from a painful disease that co
PR Newswire
added Jan 23, 2015 13:53
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[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Seeks $29M As Philip Morris Case Goes To Jury ($$)

six jurors heard closing arguments Thursday...They must determine if smoking was the cause of plaintiff Jose Vila Jr.’s cancer, if he was addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine, and whether addiction was the legal cause of his illness. If they find hi
Law360
added Jan 23, 2015 12:52
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[Florida] Product Liability Group Of The Year: Lieff Cabraser ($$)

was also at the center of a $41.1 million verdict that a Florida federal jury in October awarded a smoker…as well as a $26.6 million verdict handed down by another Florida jury in September favor of a smoker who said the company misled her by advertising
Law360
added Jan 23, 2015 11:30
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[Florida] Fundraising Rule for Judicial Candidates Divides Justices

“One is the interest in free speech. The other one is the undeniable interest, because it’s essential to a stable democracy, of having a judiciary which avoids both the reality and the appearance of corrupt influence.”
National Law Journal
added Jan 21, 2015 17:35
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