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[Florida] Big Tobacco’s Engle Appeal Falls Flat In High Court ($$)

Supreme Court on Monday kept thousands of suits against tobacco companies alive by refusing to take up the appeal of a Florida Supreme Court decision allowing members of the landmark Engle class action to use findings from that case in their individual su
Law360
added Oct 8, 2013 04:09
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[Florida] Lorillard Loses Appeal of $15-Million Court Ruling

A Duval County, Fla., jury awarded Michelle Mrozek $3.9 million in compensatory damages and $11.3 million in punitive damages in her wrongful death lawsuit against Lorillard Tobacco Co. for the death of her mother, Jacqueline Swann Miller, from lung cance
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Dec 31, 2012 15:55
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[Florida] KOLKER: The Tobacco Litigation That Wouldn't Die

while the industry may be paying out hundreds of millions of dollars each year in defense costs in Engle, the Florida litigation is still self-contained. No other plaintiffs in other states have succeeded in replicating what has been done in Engle.
AmericanLawyer.com
added May 27, 2015 15:00
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R.J. Reynolds Settles Engle Progeny Suit In Florida State Court ($$)

settled with a tobacco company before the jury was scheduled to hear closing arguments in a suit where the plaintiff claimed the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her mother that led to her illness and death (Linda Bean v. R.J. Reynolds Toba
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 15, 2017 17:22
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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
Law360
added Aug 3, 2015 15:43
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[Florida] Fla. Court Restores $2M Verdict In Philip Morris Cancer Suit ($$)

In a 2-1 decision, Judges Fred A. Hazouri and Carole Y. Taylor said the lower court had been correct in determining that the statute of limitations hadn't run out, noting that the deceased woman's estate had claimed that smoking caused two separate and d
Law360
added Oct 19, 2012 17:56
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[Florida] $100M Engle Tobacco Deal Spawns Firm Fee Battle ($$)

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP is being accused of trying to shirk a fee-sharing agreement with The Wilner Firm and seek a bigger cut of a $100 million settlement...Lieff Cabraser removed the cross-claim to federal court Tuesday, asserting that th
Law360
added Sep 16, 2015 17:27
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[Florida] Widow: Jury sent tobacco company a $23B message

"It's over. R.J. Reynolds got knocked in the head. They have to own up to it — they have not, they probably won't, but it's justice," Robinson told The Associated Press. Some legal experts even suggested the jurors in Florida, home to most of the nation
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 22, 2014 13:37
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Supreme Court Turns Down Florida Tobacco Cases

refused to take up appeals filed by tobacco companies in 10 Florida lawsuits filed by sick smokers or their family members. The Supreme Court did not explain its reasons for declining to hear the appeals, which were filed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Phi
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Jun 9, 2014 17:02
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Florida Supreme Court OKs Change In Tobacco Cases After Smoker Dies ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court accepted a procedural change sought in tobacco cases after the smoker dies. A personal representative is allowed to amend the existing complaint to add the widow/widower and a wrongful death claim rather than starting a lawsuit
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jun 14, 2013 09:14
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