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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.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Oct 14, 2012 03:40
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[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,
Law360
added Apr 24, 2013 09:54
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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
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[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
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[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
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jan 18, 2016 00:16
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[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
Law360
added Sep 11, 2014 14:22
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[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
Law360
added Mar 19, 2014 15:06
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[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
Law360
added Apr 10, 2015 21:29
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[Florida] Product Liability MVP: Jones Day's Stephanie Parker ($$)

As R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s top gun in nearly 1,200 Engle progeny cases, Jones Day’s Stephanie Parker has spent the last year scoring a string of low or complete defense verdicts in high-profile tobacco liability trials, earning her a spot among Law360
Law360
added Nov 22, 2013 11:40
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[Florida] Setback for R.J. Reynolds in decision emerging from class-action suit

Reynolds said it is requesting rehearing of the case before the entire Circuit Court and is willing to take the case for review before the U.S. Supreme Court. "We are disappointed that the court rejected our constitutional arguments,"said Jeff Raborn, a
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 7, 2013 14:15
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