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[Florida] In Re: ENGLE CASES: 4432 INDIVIDUAL TOBACCO PLAINTIFFS versus VARIOUS TOBACCO COMPANIES (PDF)

Plaintiffs’ counsel have never explained why they couldn’t have included the dates of death or their “new” pleadings regarding equitable tolling in their original complaints, nor have they sought to justify their five-year delay in seeking to add this
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
added Sep 10, 2014 14:44
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[Florida] 2014 Legal Trends in Tampa

Florida litigation set plenty of new precedents this past year...Laura Grossman was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1993 and died just two years later at age 38. She had been a smoker since she was 15. The verdict included $22.5 million in punitive damages
Law.com
added May 27, 2014 13:13
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[Florida] 588 Smoking Lawsuits Up in Smoke ($$)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit blamed faulty research by a law firm in wiping out 588 lawsuits filed by the survivors of deceased smokers. ($$)
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Sep 10, 2014 14:37
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[Florida] Smoker’s widow wins $3.8 million in lawsuit against tobacco companies

A 75-year-old Boca Raton widow won $3.8 million late Friday from a Palm Beach County jury that agreed two tobacco giants were responsible for the death of her husband. The jury deliberated about six hours before announcing that it had found Lorillard To
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 21, 2013 12:12
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Florida appellate court reverses smoker verdict

A Florida appellate court has reversed a $510,000 judgment against a cigarette manufacturer because a judge disallowed key defense evidence in a sick smoker case.
First Coast News - WJXX25, WTLV12 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Jun 14, 2012 12:21
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Pays $100M To End 400 Engle Cases ($$)

Philip Morris was joined by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. in inking the settlement, which ends claims brought by smokers and their families as part of the so-called Engle-progeny cases dating back to 1994. The deal resolves only th
Law360
added Feb 26, 2015 08:00
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[Florida] The Week Ahead for March 9 to March 13, 2015

TOBACCO LAWSUIT...A panel of the Florida First District Court of Appeals hears the case of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Lyantie Townsend at 200 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee, in courtroom 2 at 9 a.m.
The Florida Current
added Mar 10, 2015 12:12
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[Florida] $10M Tobacco Verdict OK'd For Man With Cancer Who Started Smoking At 7

The Third District Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld a $10 million jury award to a man who started smoking when he was 7. The defendant in the products liability case is R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The appeals court issued a brief opinion that doesn't ex
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 30, 2014 16:27
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Florida Tobacco Ruling Applies in Federal Cases

a three-judge panel said the 2006 Florida ruling applies to several thousand cases against cigarette makers pending in federal courts in that state.... “We cannot say that the procedures, however novel, adopted by the Supreme Court of Florida to manage t
Bloomberg News
added Sep 9, 2013 13:33
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[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $2 Million Verdict Against Big Tobacco; Jury Finds Companies Responsible for Woman's Cancer Death

"This was an important case to the Cohen family, to plaintiffs and to those smokers who have been mercilessly hooked to the addictive powers of nicotine -- which the cigarette companies early on denied existed, only to watch as millions of people couldn'
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 3, 2013 23:30
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