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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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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[Florida] Carlos Fuente, patron of pioneer Tampa cigar family, dead at 81

On Friday, Carlos Fuente Sr., the family patriarch and retired president who drove the company to international acclaim, died in Tampa of stomach cancer. He was 81. "My father was not only a pioneer in the cigar industry, but he was also an amazing fami
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 9, 2016 15:39
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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] Tobacco industry takes hit in punitive damages ruling

In its ruling Thursday, the Supreme Court sent the Soffer case back to circuit court for a trial limited to whether punitive damages should be awarded on the negligence and strict-liability claims. "We emphasize that Soffer still must satisfy the statut
Business Journal Tampa Bay
added Mar 18, 2016 19:51
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[Florida] Smoker's Husband Wrote Book On Tobacco Hazards, Jury Told ($$)

a smoker seeking $3 million for her lung disease and cancer can't blame them for deceiving her because her journalist husband wrote a book in the 1970s and 1980s titled "101 Reasons You Should Quit Smoking." The book, written by the husband of Elizabeth
Law360
added Feb 23, 2016 07:45
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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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