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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] 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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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Prevails in Musician's $1.9M Suit Claiming Smoking Caused COPD

Jurors Tuesday found a South Florida musician did not suffer from the respiratory disease she claimed was caused by decades of smoking, giving R.J. Reynolds the win in her $1.9 million suit against the tobacco giant. Green v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-046326
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 26, 2015 18:27
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[Florida] SHIRLEY SPOONER VS. LIEFF, CABRASER, HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN: COMPLAINT AND DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL (PDF)

t not limited to, the following: wrongfully stipulating that Plaintiff's case should be dismissed; failing to properly review the Stipulation prior to its filing; failing to correct the record to re;flect that the Stipulation enoneously listed Plaintiff
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 9, 2015 17:36
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[Florida] BREAKING: Tobacco Cos. Hit With $6M Verdict In Cancer Death Suit ($$)

finding that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. hid the dangers of smoking and should pay punitive damages. The jury's decision in St. Petersburg, Florida, found Philip Morris 37 percent responsible for Douglas Duignan's lung cancer and
Law360
added Sep 11, 2015 00:17
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[Florida] Philip Morris Slams Engle Plaintiff's Bid To Revive $20M Award ($$)

The tobacco company argued that plaintiff Judith Berger was wrongly arguing that U.S. District Judge James Carr didn't properly consider her testimony about why she chose to switch to smoking "light" and "low-tar" cigarettes. Philip Morris argues that th
Law360
added Jul 9, 2015 10:56
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[Florida] Tobacco Makers Cleared in $14 Million Wrongful Death Suit

Jurors found that, although Phyllis Frazier was addicted to nicotine, her addiction was not the legal cause of her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the string of health problems that turned fatal....suit brought by Tina Russo, Frazier’s daughter
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 24, 2015 13:18
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[Florida] Ex-Smoker Urges Jurors To Add Punitives To $21.5M Verdict ($$)

"They have to understand that when you lie ... to people knowing that it's false and misleading and people get hurt, companies will be held accountable this way," plaintiff attorney Alex Alvarez of the Alvarez Law Firm told jurors during the first day in
Law360
added Apr 21, 2015 19:11
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., et al., vs. TINA RUSSO, etc. (PDF)

Consistent with our decision in Hess, we conclude that the district court below properly determined that the trial court did not err in denying PM USA and R.J. Reynolds’ requested jury instruction on the fraud statute of repose.
Supreme Court of Florida
added Apr 2, 2015 18:42
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