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[Florida] $500K in Punitives against Tobacco Cos. Push Verdict for Smoker’s Widow to $1.5M

The punitive verdict against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris follows last week’s award of $1 million to Gertrude Marchese, whose husband Salvatore died from lung cancer in 2004. Jurors in the trial’s first phase found Salvatore, who began smoking at 13,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:33
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[Florida] $12M Award Strikes Tobacco Companies in Trial Over 42-Year-Old Smoker's Cancer Death

Douglas Duignan, who started smoking at about 14, smoked up to two packs of cigarettes a day for more than 25 years, continuing the habit even after he was diagnosed with cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 13, 2015 11:00
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Dodges Most Blame For Cancer Death, Jury Says ($$)

bears just 25 percent of the fault for $750,000 in damages and rejecting her husband's bid for $9.2 million, plus punitive damages. The verdict falls far short of the request made by plaintiff's attorney William Ogle during emotional closing arguments in
Law360
added Sep 2, 2015 13:46
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[Florida] Half-Million-Dollar Award Imperiled by Partial Verdict in Engle Progeny COPD Suit Against Tobacco Makers

a jury’s partial, potentially inconsistent, verdict Tuesday in a smoker’s Engle progeny suit against four of the country's largest tobacco manufacturers raised questions of a mistrial and jeopardized its half-million-dollar award. Caprio v. Philip Morri
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 25, 2015 09:20
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[Florida] Philip Morris Hit With $17.4M Engle Jury Verdict ($$)

the jury found that Theodore McKeever reasonably relied on — to his detriment — Philip Morris’ concealment of information before 1982 about the risks of smoking cigarettes. The jury said that his reliance legally caused his emphysema and lung cancer.
Law360
added Feb 24, 2015 13:00
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[Florida] Engle Trial Judge Won't Recuse Self Over Wife's Death ($$)

rejected a bid by tobacco giants including Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to recuse himself from an upcoming Engle trial, after they argued that the smoking-related death of his own wife could hinder his impartiality in the case.
Law360
added Jan 31, 2015 09:46
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of November 3

Schleider v. R.J. Reynolds In the case’s first full week of trial, Diane Schleider’s attorneys focused on the addictiveness of cigarettes and their affect on Diane’s husband, Andrew Schleider, who they claim died from smoking-related lung cancer in 1997
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 8, 2014 14:43
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds' $23-bln punitive damage award unlikely to stand -experts

"Nobody thinks the $23 billion is going to remain," said Richard Daynard... "You're going to have a lot more cases where juries could find themselves similarly outraged," he said. "The reluctance of the tobacco companies to settle these cases, thinking
Reuters
added Jul 21, 2014 12:18
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[Ireland, Florida] Reilly hails 'landmark' tobacco damages order

"It's a landmark decision in the US. According to lawyers for the plaintiff the tobacco companies are putting the lives of innocent people in jeopardy by not properly informing ...The Irish government is determined that we will introduce plain packaging
RTÉ Online [Radio Telefís Éireann] (ie)
added Jul 20, 2014 09:44
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Vows to Fight $23.6B in Damages

"This verdict goes far beyond the realm of reasonableness and fairness, and is completely inconsistent with the evidence presented," Raborn, a company vice president and assistant general counsel, said in a statement. "We plan to file post-trial motions
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 20, 2014 09:41
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