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[Florida] Big Tobacco Hit With $9M Verdict For Computer Whiz's Cancer ($$)

awarded $9 million in compensatory damages to relatives of a computer analyst who died of lung cancer after decades of smoking, finding that tobacco giants R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris also may owe punitive damages for hiding the dangers of cigarettes.
Law360
added Feb 20, 2016 16:50
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[Florida] Lifelong Smoker Says Tobacco Cos. Hooked Her At Age 10 ($$)

A former hairdresser who lit her first cigarette when she was 10 years old urged a Florida jury on Thursday to find R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable for her lung disease... Howard M. Acosta, attorney for Elizabeth Ann Smith, told jurors in Palm Beac
Law360
added Feb 5, 2016 20:57
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Caused Smoking Trucker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

A wrinkle in this case for the plaintiffs will be proving that heart disease was a major cause of Cavalier's death. The cause of death listed on his death certificate is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...However, he was diagnosed with that disease
Law360
added Nov 8, 2015 14:11
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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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