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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Nicked for $858K, Plus Punitives TBD, for Farmer's Throat Cancer

Lawrence v. R.J. Reynolds, 2009-CA-000178. The Florida Fifth Circuit Court jury in Marion County deliberated for nearly nine hours before handing down its decision, which found Reynolds responsible for the smoking-related laryngeal cancer that ultimate
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 10, 2017 16:49

[Florida] LETTER: RE: Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 13-14590 (PDF)

Dear Mr. Smith:...The Florida Supreme Court’s decision in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Marotta has no bearing on any live issue before this Court...Marotta rejected the preemption theory that Appellants abandoned here and adds nothing to the due process c
Amazon CloudFront
added May 3, 2017 20:13

[Florida] Smoker suits against Reynolds clear legal hurdle

Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that thousands of lawsuits can continue against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The decision appears to increase the odds that the U.S. Supreme Court may choose to address the legal disputes in the future. Reyn
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Apr 8, 2017 21:39

[Florida] Appeals Court Orders New Trial for Tobacco Case That Produced $23.6B Verdict

The decision, published last Friday by Florida’s First District Court of Appeal, stemmed from Judge Terry Terrell’s denial of Reynolds’ motion for a new trial following an Escambia County Circuit Court jury’s $23.6 billion award to the widow of a Michael
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:22

[Florida] Appeals court orders new trial in landmark Reynolds Engle case where $23 billion had been awarded

Gary urged the Escambia County jury to “send a message to R.J. Reynolds and other big tobacco companies that will force them to stop putting the lives of innocent people in jeopardy.” “It is clear from the record that Robinson’s trial strategy was to ut
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 28, 2017 17:00

[Florida] LEDO V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMINGTrial 10/17/16 –

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette maker hid the dangers of its product, causing nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 18, 2016 01:43

[Florida] $3M Verdict Slaps R.J. Reynolds in Trial Over Ex-Corrections Officer's Emphysema, Death

Jurors Friday awarded $3 million to the widow of a former correctional officer for the role they found R.J. Reynolds played in his emphysema and death, but they declined to find punitive damages were warranted against the tobacco giant. Smith v. R.J. Reyn
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 26, 2016 23:36

VIDEO: CORDOBA: Small business owner: FDA rules threaten Florida heritage of hand-rolled cigars

Unfortunately, I find the tale of overreaching government destroying family-run businesses is all too familiar. Our family business was already taken from us once when Fidel Castro's regime shut down factories all across Cuba. My wife and I know that we'
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Aug 17, 2016 18:53

[Florida] Federal Judge Denies Tobacco Plaintiff’s Motion To Reinstate Punitives ($$)

denied an Engle progeny plaintiff’s motion seeking to reinstate $20 million in punitive damages because the issue the plaintiff raised on appeal is better suited for the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to rule on
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 12, 2016 20:03

[Florida] Smoker Showed Cancer Signs Long Before Lawsuit Cutoff Date, Daughter Says in Tobacco Trial

While occasionally breaking into tears during Thursday's testimony, Robert Mathis' daughter, Aadron, told jurors her father suffered headaches and severe hiccups, as well as a cough that progressed to "hacking," as many as two years before doctors diagno
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 9, 2016 20:50
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