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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Exploited Stressed Smokers, Attorney Says as Trial Over Fatal Lung Cancer Begins

Attorneys debated what drove a Florida man to smoke up to 2 packs of cigarettes a day for more than 30 years, even after doctors diagnosed him with the lung cancer that eventually killed him, as trial opened Tuesday against the country's two largest cigar
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 30, 2016 02:41
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[Florida] Million-Dollar Punitive Disparity in Tobacco Trial Possibly Caused by Differences in Marketing, Defense Tactics, Attorney Says

Key differences in modern-day tobacco marketing may have led a tobacco company defendant to receive double the punitive verdict of the co-defendant... Notably, however, jurors hit R.J. Reynolds with $2 million of the punitive verdict, despite the fact the
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 30, 2016 02:41
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[Florida] $55M in punitive damages award against four tobacco companies overturned due to attorney misconduct

The Florida Court of Appeal for the Fourth District issued a new opinion overturning a nearly $55 million punitive damages award against four tobacco companies and ordering a new trial based primarily on its finding that the cumulative effect of plaintif
Wolters Kluwer
added Sep 30, 2016 12:54
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe For Sunday School Teacher Death, Kin Say ($$)

Relatives of a former Sunday school teacher who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury to find Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds liable for his death, saying the tobacco giants conspired to hide the dangers of cigarettes from him until it was too late....
Law360
added Sep 28, 2016 09:39
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe For Sunday School Teacher Death, Jury Told ($$)

Relatives of a former Sunday school teacher who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury to find Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds liable for his death, saying the tobacco giants conspired to hide the dangers of cigarettes from him until it was too late.
Law360
added Sep 28, 2016 09:22
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[Florida] RJR Owes $10M For Longtime Smoker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

The family of a man who died of lung disease after smoking up to three packs of cigarettes every day since he was 10 urged a Florida jury Tuesday to slam R.J. Reynolds... During closing arguments, plaintiff's attorney Keith Mitnik of Morgan & Morgan told
Law360
added Sep 28, 2016 09:22
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[Florida] RJR Asks Fla. Court To Undo $20M Award In Smoking Suit ($$)

asked a Florida appeals court Tuesday to undo a $20 million jury verdict for the daughter of a lifelong smoker who died of cancer, arguing the award was out of the norm for adult children and punitive damages weren't warranted. Jeffrey Bucholtz of King &
Law360
added Sep 28, 2016 09:22
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[Florida] HOWARD & ASSOCIATES and RICHARD A. DAYNARD vs. LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN: ORDER (PDF)

no opinion regarding the best forum to resolve the pending disputes among attorneys regarding the distribution of attorneys' fees in the Engle litigation. The Court merely concludes in this Order that Lieff Cabraser's removal of this action did not confor
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 28, 2016 09:22
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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Engle Fee Fight Returned To State Court ($$)

judge on Monday remanded back to state court Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP’s fee dispute with other plaintiffs firms over a $100 million deal to end hundreds of Engle progeny cases, saying the lawsuit’s relationship to the settlement isn’t strong
Law360
added Sep 27, 2016 17:59
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $3M Verdict Over USAF Vet's Death ($$)

A Florida jury on Friday awarded $3 million to the family of a U.S. Air Force veteran and former jail guard who died of lung disease, finding R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was liable for his sickness and death but did not deserve to pay punitive damages....
Law360
added Sep 26, 2016 23:46
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