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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 (Daily Business Review)
added Jun 14, 2013 09:14

Florida Supreme Court won't rehear tobacco case ($$)

Florida's high court effectively ended a test by smokers challenging the constitutionality of a cap on appellate bonds the industry is required to post. (Daily Business Review)
added Oct 14, 2012 03:40

[Florida] Engle jury awards $29 million in damages against Reynolds

Reynolds disclosed in its third-quarter report for fiscal 2016 that as of Sept. 30, it faces $196.1 million in compensatory damages and $197.4 million in punitive damages in Engle cases under appeal. Of the 56 jury verdicts listed, only seven have a lar
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 27, 2016 15:18

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Ordered To Pay $6M Over Lung Cancer Death ($$)

The jury found Richard Aycock was addicted to cigarettes manufactured by R.J. Reynolds and that smoking the cigarettes had caused his death. They held the tobacco company 72.5 percent responsible for Aycock’s death and awarded $5.9 million to his widow,
added Apr 24, 2013 09:54

Florida Supreme Court affirms verdict in smoker’s death, reapproving landmark 1996 decision

The Florida Supreme Court decided not to upset its own landmark decision that makes it easier for thousands of sick smokers or their survivors to pursue lawsuits against tobacco companies. The justices on Thursday affirmed in a 6-1 decision a $2.5 millio
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 14, 2013 14:48

[Florida] Tobacco Issue Pits State Vs. Federal Court

And now the tobacco lawyers may have to display some fancy footwork to the Florida Supreme Court, or they could lose without even reaching the dance floor. On Jan. 6, Fourth District Chief Judge Cory Ciklin asked the high court to answer a question he co (Daily Business Review)
added Jan 18, 2016 00:16

[Florida] Hundreds Of Engle Progeny Tobacco Suits Axed At 11th Circ. ($$)

The suits — 588 personal injury cases, 160 for spouses' and children's loss of consortium, and two wrongful death claims — were filed by The Wilner Firm of Jacksonville, Florida, which cited the overwhelming logistics of representing more than 4,000 indi
added Sep 11, 2014 14:22

[Florida] Fla. High Court Ditches Appeals In 2 Engle Cases [FREE FULL TEXT]

t said in two per curiam decisions that it would dismiss the review of two Fourth District Court of Appeals rulings that upheld the two verdicts of $600,000 and $775,000 against the tobacco company in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Brown and R.J. Reynolds T
added Mar 19, 2014 15:06

[Florida] No. 13-191: Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., Petitioners v. James L. Douglas, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Charlotte M. Douglas

Sep 12 2013 Supplemental brief of respondent James L. Douglas, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Charlotte M. Douglas filed. (Distributed) Sep 13 2013 Reply of petitioner R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company filed. (Distributed)
Supreme Court of the United States
added Sep 19, 2013 12:30

[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
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