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[Virgin Islands, Florida] Two-Jury Trials Could Light New Way For Fla. Tobacco Cases ($$)

an innovative recent tobacco trial in the U.S. Virgin Islands: two plaintiffs, and two juries, but tried at the same time in the same courtroom, resulting in $113 million in verdicts. Two St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, juries in weeklong trials that began A
Law360
added Sep 11, 2018 01:26
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[Florida] Jury Awards $4.6M to Smoker After Finding RJR Liable for His Heart, Vascular Diseases

A state court jury awarded $4.62 million last week to a Florida smoker who claims R.J. Reynolds is responsible for a decades-long nicotine addiction that caused his heart and vascular diseases. Bush v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007CA003083.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 31, 2018 21:36
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[Florida] BREAKING UPDATE: $7M Verdict Hits RJR, Philip Morris for Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer, Punitives to Follow

Attorneys sparred Monday over what, if any, responsibility the nation’s two largest cigarette makers bore for the lung cancer death of a long-time Florida smoker, as closings wrapped before the case went to the jury. Theis v. Philip Morris, et al., 2011-C
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 23, 2018 15:42
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RJR Prevails at Trial Over Florida Woman's Death, As Jury Rejects Link Between Its Cigs and Her COPD

needed about nine hours to conclude that while Vivian Gay was addicted to cigarettes, Reynolds' cigarettes did not cause her death from complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 31, 2018 20:33
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[Florida] Jones Day Bums Tobacco Lawyer From King & Spalding

After joining King & Spalding in 2007, Bayuk said, he handled primarily pharmaceutical litigation until joining the tobacco trial team, where he tried a total of 18 Engle cases, the last eight as lead trial counsel.
Law.com
added Mar 28, 2018 16:07
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[Florida] RJR & Philip Morris Cleared of Punitive Liability for Smoker's Death, 5 Years After Compensatory Award

A state court jury last week cleared R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris of punitive liability for the role the tobacco companies played in the death of a Florida smoker. Starr-Blundell v. R.J. Reynolds
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 5, 2018 21:11
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[Florida] BRYANT V. PHILIP MORRIS VERDICT Trial 11/22/17 – 12/07/17

Outcome Verdict Reached For Plaintiff: Comparative Fault PM USA 25% RJ Reynolds 25% Jonny Lee Bryant 50% Damages - $581,000.00 Punitive Damages - $225,000.00
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 16, 2017 18:07
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Florida Supreme Court Denies Petition For Review In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

without explanation, denied an Engle progeny plaintiff’s petition for review in appealing a lower court’s decision to vacate a $16.8 million verdict and grant a new trial in a tobacco suit (Cynthia Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. SC17-1130, Fla
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 13, 2017 13:32
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[Florida] Law firms fined $9.16 million for filing frivolous tobacco complaints

improper claim submissions by Wilner.... “Over and over, plaintiffs’ counsel explained that these problems were the result of the unique logistical difficulties involved in managing so many individual lawsuits. “And over and over the District Court remi
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 23, 2017 14:09
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[Florida] DOUGLAS V. R.J. REYNOLDS AND PHILIP MORRIS LIVE Trial 10/19/17 –

In this tobacco litigation proceeding, plaintiff claims defendant tobacco companies concealed the dangers of cigarettes, leading to nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 20, 2017 14:56
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