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[Florida] DANIEL: Sanctions Law: A Litigation Frontier

The four-judge panel overseeing the Florida tobacco litigation imposed sua sponte a $9.2 million penalty (later cut in half) against two firms that had filed claims the panel considered baseless. Because the underlying litigation already had settled, the
added Aug 6, 2018 22:14

[Florida] DIXON V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 08/06/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant concealed the dangers of smoking, leading to addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 5, 2018 06:25

[Florida] Meet Alex Alvarez, the Coral Gables Lawyer Winning Millions Against Cigarette Companies

the jury reached a landmark decision, returning a no-fault finding for the plaintiff. “It’s the first time in any Engle case, and I think it’s the first time in U.S. history, that they found the smoker bears no responsibility,” Alvarez told the Daily Bus
added Aug 3, 2018 22:39

[Florida] Walgreens bans cigarettes at Gainesville stores

All the Walgreens locations in Gainesville have stopped selling cigarettes in effort to help people kick the addictive habit. The change, which started to rollout in April, comes nearly two years after the drugstore’s competitor CVS Health announced it w
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Aug 24, 2018 12:16

On Remand From Florida, Supreme Court, Tobacco Plaintiffs Win Punitives ($$)

The adult children of a smoker who died in 1994 of lung cancer were awarded $300,000 in punitive damages on July 30, five years after winning a $6 million compensatory damages verdict in their case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (Phil J. Marotta, as p
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 2, 2018 23:11

[Florida] Jury Awards $4.6M to Smoker After Finding RJR Liable for His Heart, Vascular Diseases

A state court jury awarded $4.62 million last week to a Florida smoker who claims R.J. Reynolds is responsible for a decades-long nicotine addiction that caused his heart and vascular diseases. Bush v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007CA003083.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 31, 2018 21:36

[Florida] Jury Punishes RJ Reynolds For $300K Over Smoker's Death ($$)

the company was found partially responsible for a smoker’s fatal lung cancer, a fraction of the $18 million counsel for the man’s son had asked the jury to award. On Monday morning, Alex Alvarez of The Alvarez Law Firm, representing plaintiff Phil J. Mar
added Jul 31, 2018 07:45

[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... jury on Tuesday found that firm client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. bore the majority of the blame for...
added Jul 28, 2018 20:11

Florida Jury Sides With Peripheral Vascular Sufferer At Trial With R.J. Reynolds ($$)

Punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. were assessed by a Florida jury at $1,095,000 on July 25, following a two-week phase 1 trial initiated by a 69-year-old smoker suffering from peripheral vascular disease, coronary heart disease and chroni
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 27, 2018 18:05

[California, Florida] Western Mono Tribe Challenges Tobacco Taxes, Regulations In Complaint ($$)

Efforts by California Attorney General...Becerra to enforce various state laws implementing a tobacco [MSA] on a federally chartered corporation owned by the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Western Mono Indians were challenged by the tribe in a July 13 compla
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 27, 2018 18:02
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