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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. JOAN SCHOEFF (PDF)

We disagree with the Sury court to the extent it reviewed the trial court’s “core” analysis under the abuse of discretion standard. Instead, we “review de novo the legal question of whether certain conduct qualifies as negligence or intentional tort.”
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 5, 2015 02:29
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[Florida] BREAKING: Jury Hits Tobacco Cos. With $1.5M For Heavy Smoker's Death ($$)

pped R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris with $250,000 each in punitive damages Tuesday, adding to a $1 million compensatory verdict it awarded to the family of a five-pack-a-day smoker who died of lung cancer but falling far short of the total damages sought
Law360
added Oct 6, 2015 21:55
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[Florida] Fla. Woman Fights To Get Smoking Suit Reinstated ($$)

A woman whose mother died of smoking-related illnesses fought Tuesday to have her suit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and others reinstated...said the trial court erred in dismissing his client Diana Pappas' suit because she did not file an amended com
Law360
added Jul 29, 2015 12:08
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[Florida] DUPRE V. RJ REYNOLDS / LIVETrial

Tobacco trial that was originally part of the Florida Engle class action litigation that was decertified in 2006. This trial is scheduled to take place in Manatee County, FL.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 1, 2015 12:49
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[Florida] Jury sides with tobacco companies in family's lawsuit

Court staff read the jury's verdict that said: "Do you find that Barbara McMannis had lung cancer, that she was addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine and that an addiction to cigarettes containing nicotine was the leading cause of her lung cancer? A
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Feb 20, 2015 04:01
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Naples legislator's bill would snuff millions in damages for Florida tobacco victims

The industry has already lined up its troops, hiring 95 lobbyists including a who’s who of players close to Gov. Rick Scott and key Republican legislative leaders, and distributing $217,000 in campaign contributions in the last election cycle. Opposing
Bradenton (FL) Herald
added Feb 19, 2015 12:01
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[Florida] Product Liability MVP: Jones Day's Stephanie Parker ($$)

MVPJones Day's Stephanie Parker has been R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s go-to attorney since she began trying cases for it 15 years ago, and as its lead defense counsel, she has helped it win cases even in the post-Engle litigation landscape, including the f
Law360
added Nov 21, 2014 23:11
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[Florida] Philip Morris Hit With $35M Engle Tobacco Verdict ($$)

The Polk County jury on Wednesday awarded Richard Boatright $15 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages
Law360
added Nov 14, 2014 22:33
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[Florida] Escambia Co. jury hits RJ Reynolds with $23B verdict

"I think the jury wanted to make a difference," trial attorney Willie Gary said. "All the cards were put on the table to show how the tobacco industry lied and failed to disclose information that could have saved lives, and that's what the jury ruled on
Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Jul 20, 2014 09:37
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Petitioner, vs. MELBA SHERMAN, etc., Respondent. (PDF)

we accepted jurisdiction in Brown based on express and direct conflict. We have since discharged jurisdiction in Brown. Therefore, there is no basis to exercise jurisdiction in this case. Accordingly, we hereby discharge jurisdiction and dismiss revie
Supreme Court of Florida
added Mar 19, 2014 15:14
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