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Motley Rice, Venable Attorneys Face Off as Rare Florida Non-Engle Tobacco Trial Opens Against Philip Morris

Capone died of lung cancer in 2006...Finch outlined evidence he said showed a multi-pronged effort throughout much of the latter half of the 20th century to undermine the growing weight of medical evidence on smoking’s dangers. Meanwhile, Finch said, tob
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 8, 2018 20:51
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[Florida] CAPONE V. PHILIP MORRIS LIVE Trial 12/07/18 –

In this tobacco litigation, plaintiff claims defendant's concealment of smoking's dangers led to nicotine addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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Florida Panel Affirms: After Opting Out Of Engle, Plaintiffs’ Claims Untimely ($$)

In a per curiam affirmance issued Dec. 5, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal left intact a summary judgment that two purported Engle progeny cases are barred by the...
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Stand By Ruling On Expert Testimony Standard

lorida Supreme Court on Thursday denied R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co.’s bids for a do-over of a closely watched October ruling in which it reinstated an $8 million...
Law360
added Dec 8, 2018 20:51
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RJ Reynolds’ Fraud Trumps Smoker’s Fault in Florida ($$)

Damages for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s negligence and strict liability shouldn’t be reduced to reflect a smoker’s own fault, the Florida District Court of Appeal, Fourth District, said Dec. 5. That’s because a jury found the company fraudulently concea
Bloomberg News
added Dec 8, 2018 20:51
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Stand By Ruling On Expert Testimony Standard ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday denied R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co.’s bids for a do-over of a closely watched October ruling in which it reinstated an $8 million...
Law360
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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[Florida] RJR Smoker's Damages Award Can't Be Reduced, Court Says ($$)

found Wednesday that a trial court erred in reducing a longtime smoker's damages award against R.J. Reynolds by factoring in her own role in developing lung disease, concluding that the state Supreme Court has since determined that damages for intentional
Law360
added Dec 7, 2018 06:01
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[Florida] ELIZABETH MARSH, as personal representative of the ESTATE OF MINNIE FORD and MINNIE FORD, Appellants, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Appellee. (PDF)

Under the supreme court’s Schoeff decision, the plaintiff’s compensatory damage award is not subject to a reduction for comparative negligence. Id. We therefore reverse and remand the case to the trial court for reinstatement of the jury’s verdict.
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 7, 2018 19:50
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[Florida] Editorial: FDA crackdown on e-cigs and tobacco is a win

The proposed menthol cigarettes ban will have to make it through a protracted process for federal regulations, which could take at least two years. But the new restrictions still signal a strong move to regulate nicotine, and if realized are a victory in
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Dec 3, 2018 15:54
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[Florida] Smoking Appeal Burns Big Tobacco with $24.5M Hit at 11th Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a $6.25 million verdict in a Florida Engle-progeny smoking injury case and reinstated $20.76 million in punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA.
Law.com
added Dec 5, 2018 18:16
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