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[Florida] Sides Face Off Over Fault for Smoker's Fatal Lung Disease as Trial Starts Against RJR

Attorneys battled Thursday over responsibility for the respiratory disease that killed a Florida man who allegedly smoked up to three packs of cigarettes a day for more than 30 years, as trial opened Thursday against R.J. Reynolds. Prentice v. R.J. Reynol
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 19, 2016 20:25
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[Florida] Re: Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 13-14590 (PDF)

Defendants submit this response...underscores that no one can ascertain what the Engle jury actually decided with reasonable confidence and that Walker rested on an incorrect premise. The due process problems with the Engle findings are therefore unavo
Amazon CloudFront
added Aug 26, 2016 19:50
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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] Big Tobacco’s “Rabid” Advertising Caused Woman’s Fatal Addiction, Jury Told

Meacham, who began smoking in the late 1940’s at the age of 15, had consumed at least 934,400 doses of nicotine by the time the first warning labels were added to cigarette packaging... had no way of knowing smoking was dangerous due to the tobacco compan
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 16, 2016 14:48
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[Florida] UPDATE: $11.5M Verdict Includes $6M in Punitives against RJR for Nurse's Cancer Death

Jurors imposed a $6.5 million punitive award against R.J. Reynolds for its part in the death of Dorothy McCabe, a former nurse and addiction counselor who smoked for more than 50 years. The verdict, when combined with the $5 million in compensatories the
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 21, 2016 01:16
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[Florida] Smoker Wants $20M Philip Morris Punitive Row To Push Ahead ($$)

urged a Florida federal judge Monday to promptly reinstate a jury's $20 million punitive damages award against Philip Morris USA Inc., saying it was properly supported by evidence and a recent Florida Supreme Court opinion.
Law360
added May 3, 2016 18:16
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[Florida] Despite Lack of Records, Cigarettes Likely Caused Smoker's Fatal Cancer, Dr. Says in Tobacco Trial

Dr. Luis Villa, a Miami oncologist and pathologist, said he was confident Booker Davis’ lung cancer was caused by smoking because 95-98% of squamous cell cancers, the type doctors diagnosed in Davis, are linked to cigarettes. “There is the rare case of s
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 7, 2016 19:46
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[Florida] Questions Arise over Smoker's Deadly Cancer and Potential Link to Addiction in Trial

The origin of the cancer that killed a 52-year-old Florida man, and the disease’s potential link to his 40 years of smoking took center stage as trial began Thursday in his family’s suit against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds. Redburn v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 19, 2016 02:09
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court OKs Punitive Damages In Engle Suits ($$)

ruled that the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer can seek punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on strict liability and negligence claims, resolving an appellate split on the issue and marking a big win for Engle progeny plaintiffs.
Law360
added Mar 17, 2016 20:52
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[Florida] Family Says RJ Reynolds Caused Father's Lung Cancer ($$)

urged a Florida jury to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his death, saying that he was severely addicted to cigarettes and that the tobacco company hid the risks of smoking until it was too late.
Law360
added Jan 15, 2016 01:52
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