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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court gets another tobacco question

A 1st District Court of Appeal panel on Wednesday split 2-1 in affirming a trial judge's refusal to allow punitive damages in an Alachua County case because fraud was not proven. A jury ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay Lucille Soffer $2 million
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 25, 2012 06:01
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[Florida] Lourie v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al: Status: In Progress

10/03/14 PM 01:30 PM EDT Control_play_blue Lourie v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et a 10/03/14 AM 08:17 AM EDT
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 3, 2014 11:21
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Asks 11th Circ. For Attys' Fees After Trial Win $$)

told the Eleventh Circuit that it should have been given an award of attorneys' fees under Florida law for making a good-faith settlement offer to the son of a deceased smoker who lost at trial. In its opening brief, R.J. Reynolds said it should have rec
Law360
added Sep 28, 2013 17:51
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Setback for R.J. Reynolds Against Florida Smokers

R.J. Reynolds was not deprived of due process by the application of res judicata to a jury's finding that cigarettes generally are unhealthy and addictive, the 11th Circuit ruled.
Courthouse News
added Sep 13, 2013 07:52
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[Florida] Man takes on Big Tobacco in lawsuit

A class action lawsuit, ebbing and flowing through Florida courts since 1994, has paved the way for a local man to file suit against the tobacco companies he believes responsible for his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. ... John Rizzuto, 66, of S
Hernando (FL) Today
added Aug 14, 2013 02:08
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[Florida] 3Qs: Big tobacco firm faces big payout

Here, we dis­cuss the ver­dict and its impli­ca­tions with Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Law Richard Day­nard. . . conceivable that the jury was influenced by the $27 billion buy-out deal in coming up with $23+ billion in punishment: They mig
Northeastern News
added Jul 24, 2014 20:21
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[Florida] Reynolds on losing end of Engle progeny case

a jury verdict involving another Engle progeny case in Florida, according to Law360.com.... The jury determined Robinson’s husband was 30 percent responsible for his own illness. However, the jury found in favor of the plaintiff regarding conspiracy and
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 19, 2014 04:12
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[Florida] Eleventh Circuit Rejects Use of Engle Findings by Smoker's Estate

said that, in relying on findings from the scuttled class action proceedings, the plaintiff's claims are preempted by federal law that has long regulated, but not banned, the sale of cigarettes.
Daily Report
added Apr 11, 2015 19:31
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[Florida] State Engle Settlement Unlikely Despite Higher Verdict Pricetag ($$)

But experts don't predict similar large-scale settlements to follow in state courts, where there's less pressure from judges to settle and verdicts tend to crumble on appeal... Verdicts, particularly in tobacco litigation, are subject to appeals that cou
Law360
added Feb 26, 2015 14:34
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[Florida] QUOTES FROM ENGLE TRIAL JURORS ON THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY (PDF)

[item undated] The jury awarded the $145 billion in punitive damages despite attempts by the cigarette companies' lawyers and top executives to convince the jury that the tobacco companies had changed their ways and were now responsible corporate citizens
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 2, 2012 18:20
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