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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Should Be Punished, Jurors Told In Death Trial ($$)

family of a five-pack-a-day smoker who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury Monday to award punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris in addition to the $1 million compensatory verdict it returned last week, saying the tobacco companies
added Oct 5, 2015 23:17

[Florida] Jury Adds $3.2M Punitive Damages To Philip Morris Verdict ($$)

awarding a total of $11 million to the family of an ex-smoker who had two lung transplants after decades of smoking....The award was significantly less than the $22 million Laura Shamp, attorney for plaintiff Elaine Jordan, had asked for during closing ar
added Aug 4, 2015 14:20

[Florida] Atty's Comments Improper, But Fla. Tobacco Verdict Stands ($$)

appeals court on Wednesday upheld a $12.5 million jury verdict against Philip Morris USA ... comments made by plaintiff's counsel during trial were improper, they weren’t so inflammatory that the tobacco company didn’t get a fair trial....
added May 6, 2015 20:17

[Florida] BREAKING: Fla. High Court Keeps Big Tobacco Open To Punitive Damages ($$)

Florida Supreme Court ...ruled Thursday that they do not have to show individual reliance on Big Tobacco's statements in the 12 years leading up to the filing of the suit in order to prove fraudulent concealment claims.
added Apr 2, 2015 18:32

[Florida] House panel snuffs bill to limit lawsuits against tobacco companies

With little to no fanfare the House Civil Justice Subcommittee early Monday deferred action on a bill aimed at snuffing out the lawsuits...Committee Chair Kathleen Passidomo announced at the beginning of the meeting that the bill, HB 1067, would be tempor
St. Petersburg (FL) Times blogs
added Mar 24, 2015 13:46

[Florida] Philip Morris USA Reaches Agreement to Resolve Federal Engle Progeny Litigation

there will be no new trials of Engle progeny cases brought by plaintiffs represented by the law firms of Motley Rice LLC or Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP in federal court. Federal cases that are in trial and those that have already gone to verdic
Altria Group, Inc.
added Feb 25, 2015 11:30

[Florida] Charlotte Co. jurors hear from family in tobacco lawsuit

For the first time on Tuesday jurors heard from members of the family suing two major tobacco companies in Charlotte County. Barbara McMannis died in 1995 after a lifetime of smoking, her husband says R.J. Reynolds and Phillip Morris USA are responsible.
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Feb 11, 2015 05:09

[Florida] Cig Addiction Caused Engle Plaintiff's Illnesses, Jury Told ($$)

Ed Caprio's addiction to cigarettes is so bad that despite suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, he ended decades of smoking only 28 days ago, before his latest New Year's resolution to quit, his attorney said in Florida court Wednesday in
added Jan 29, 2015 12:52

EDITORIAL: Smoking in Florida: Progress Made, More Needed

Through the state's pioneering educational efforts, our teens are more aware of smoking's risks, and can be spared what happened to Richard Boatright...With a big budget surplus in hand, Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature should give some serious thought
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Jan 3, 2015 12:40

[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of August 25

Gregory Barnhart, Robert Wilcox’s attorney, argues for punitive damages in Phase 2 of Wilcox’s Engle progeny suit. The jury ultimately awarded $8.5 million in punitives, in addition to the $7 million compensatory award.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 30, 2014 11:34
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