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Florida Appellate Court Upholds $1.3 Million Judgment For Tobacco Plaintiff ($$)

affirmed a $1.3 million verdict against two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit, saying the state law tort claims pursuant to the original Engle findings do not prohibit states from selling cigarettes
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 12, 2016 19:51
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[Florida] Smoker's $3.8M Award Reversed Over Improper Trial Closing ($$)

Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal said R.J. Reynolds deserves a new trial because attorneys for Kathleen Gafney asked jurors to issue a damages award that would “speak loud and speak clear” and send a message. The attorneys also made improper com
Law360
added Mar 24, 2016 09:06
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[Florida] Trial Pros: Arnold & Porter's Keri Arnold ($$)

Ms. Arnold is representing Phillip Morris in connection with thousands of personal injury cases filed in Florida following the aftermath of the decertification of a class action. She has tried five of these individual actions, and served most recently as
Law360
added Feb 24, 2016 20:59
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[Florida] Addiction's Possible Link to Alcohol Counselor's Death a Key as Trial Opens Against Philip Morris

During opening statements Wednesday, Jordan Chaikin claims nicotine addiction fueled Martin McCall's 40-year smoking history. McCall died in 1992 after being diagnosed with lung cancer. His wife, Bernice, is suing Philip Morris for its alleged role in hi
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 18, 2016 15:40
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[Florida] POOSHS v. PHILIP MORRIS USA: ORDER OVERRULING PLAINTIFFS' OBJECTIONS TO CERTAIN TESTIMONY OF DEFENDANTS' EXPERT DR. CHIRIEAC

Thus, plaintiff has been on notice since at least the time of the initial pretrial conference in November 2012 that defendants planned on presenting testimony by Dr. Chirieac based on both his original and his supplemental report.1 Nevertheless, plaintiff
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 6, 2016 22:25
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[Florida] King & Spalding, Paul Weiss See 2015 Revenue Surpass $1B ($$)

King & Spalding LLP and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP both surpassed the $1 billion mark... clients R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., which was recently hit with a $12.5 million verdict in Florida over a...
Law360
added Feb 5, 2016 21:18
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes $10M For War Hero's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Relatives of a trucker and war hero who allegedly died of a smoking-related disease after decades of smoking up to six packs of cigarettes daily urged a Florida jury Thursday to award them over $10 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. plus punitives,
Law360
added Nov 20, 2015 18:02
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris Hit with $10M Verdict Plus Punitives in Suit Over Restaurateur's Fatal Lung Cancer

The verdict, reached after less than three hours of deliberations, found John Barbose’s cancer stemmed from a decades-long conspiracy by Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, makers of cigarettes Barbose smoked, to hide the dangers of their product.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 18, 2015 15:27
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[Florida] Judge Steps Down From Smoker's Suit Over RJ Reynolds Ties ($$)

Honeywell said she must recuse herself from the suit brought by Lewis Mosley...so as to avoid “even the appearance of partiality or impropriety,” because she had previously worked on behalf of R.J. Reynolds in another product liability suit.
Law360
added Oct 29, 2015 13:22
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[Florida] Ads Made Cigarettes Seem Healthy, Jury Told In Engle Trial ($$)

The widow of a man who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury to find R.J. Reynolds liable for his death on Monday, saying that tobacco companies' advertisements led him to believe tobacco use had health benefits when he began smoking at age 12.
Law360
added Oct 14, 2015 13:05
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