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[Florida] Tobacco Company Seeks New Trial Following $6 Million Engle Progeny Verdict ($$)

Reynolds Tobacco Co. on March 10 moved for a new trial in an Engle progeny suit that resulted in a $6 million verdict, saying that the plaintiff introduced surprising and previously undisclosed testimony that her deceased husband suffered a heart attack b
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 15, 2017 00:04
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[Florida] SCOTT GOTTLIEB NOMINATED AS FDA COMMISSIONER

A 2012 op-ed written by Gottlieb shows he sides with the cigar industry on one of the fundamental aspects of FDA regulation. Before the 2012 election, he wrote an article talking about cigar regulations playing a potential role in the election due to the
HalfWheel
added Mar 11, 2017 00:38
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[Florida] House approves bill on tobacco settlement payments

Florida legislation is being considered at the state capitol to speed up settlement payments from big tobacco companies. The bill would require the industry to pay the same bond as other industries when they lose a lawsuit or appeal.
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Feb 18, 2017 00:36
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Florida Jury Awards $5.4 Million To Family In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

awarded a total of $5.4 million to a family after finding that two tobacco companies were responsible for a woman’s addiction to cigarettes, which led to her lung cancer and death (John Brown v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 15-002451-CI, Fla. 6th J
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 18, 2017 00:10
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[Florida] GLASSMAN V. PHILIP MORRIS MISTRIAL

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant tobacco company concealed the dangers of smoking, leading to nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 6, 2016 17:49
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[Florida] "Stubborn" Soldier Was Responsible for His Own Smoking, Defense Says as Trial Opens Over Lung Cancer Death

A former military man described as hard-headed, stubborn, and having a short fuse, was completely responsible for his own smoking and could not have been dissuaded from his 3-pack-a-day habit, the defense claimed in opening statements last week in the tri
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 27, 2016 02:21
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[Florida] REYNOLDS, PHILIP MORRIS USA and LIGGETT, Appellants, v. MARVINE CALLOWAY (PDF)

TAYLOR, J, dissenting....Although I agree that many of the comments made by plaintiff’s counsel were improper, I would find no abuse of discretion in the trial court’s ruling that they did not constitute a sufficient basis for a mistrial. I would therefor
Wolters Kluwer
added Sep 30, 2016 12:54
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Florida Appellate Panel Affirms New Trial For Tobacco Companies ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to grant a new trial to two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit because the plaintiff’s lawyer made prejudicial statements to the jury in closing arguments (David Cohen v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 4D13-2
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 11, 2016 13:49
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. DIANNE WEBB, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES CAYCE HORNER: Opinion filed March 21, 2016.

the trial court erred in ruling that Appellee was entitled to attorney’s fees under the Agreement. Accordingly, the Final Judgment for Resolution Funds is REVERSED. WINOKUR, J., CONCURS; SWANSON, J., DISSENTS WITH OPINION. SWANSON, J., dissentin
Amazon CloudFront
added Mar 22, 2016 21:04
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[Florida] Shook Hardy Managing Partner Shines in Philip Morris Cases

Between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31 of this year, tobacco giant Philip Morris was the defendant in 24 Engle trials resulting from lawsuits by individuals that grew out of a decertified class action. A partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon has been lead counsel
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Dec 4, 2015 22:31
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