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Florida Jury Awards $5 Million To Widow In Tobacco Suit ($$)

awarded the estate of a man who died from lung cancer as a result of smoking cigarettes $5 million in compensatory damages after finding that the deceased was a member of the Engle class (Hazel Mathis v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2007-CA-47118, Fla.
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 16, 2016 22:53
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $5M Verdict Over Veteran's Cancer Death ($$)

awarded $5 million to the widow of a chain-smoking military veteran who died of lung cancer, slapping R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with a slim majority of the blame for his death but finding the company doesn't deserve to pay punitive damages.
Law360
added Aug 16, 2016 15:54
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[Florida] US Customs & Border Protection Are Chopping Cigars In Half

Cigars are being destroyed at the Port of Miami and it appears that US Customs and Border Protection are behind it. Earlier this week a shipment from Davidoff reached a retailer in New Hampshire. The normal packing tape was replaced with green tape deno
The Cigar Authority
added Aug 15, 2016 01:31
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[Florida] Carlton: Not a smoker's world anymore

I remember after the Clean Indoor Air Act passed way back when that a brilliant, chain-smoking judge I covered put a great deal of legal research into getting his private office exempted. It worked, but only for a little while. Some smokers argue this b
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 13, 2016 19:24
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[Florida] Ex-Insurance Exec Who Suffered Heart Disease Says Cigarettes Controlled His Life, as Trial Begins Against RJR ($$)

told jurors cigarettes controlled his life so completely it was all he thought about by the time he finally quit, as trial against cigarette-maker R.J. Reynolds got underway this week. Wilkins v. R.J. Reynolds, 15-2007-CA-20.15-2007-CA-20.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 14, 2016 19:29
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes Widow $10M For Veteran's Death, Jury Told ($$)

The widow of a chain-smoking military veteran who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Friday to award her $10 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., saying its concealment of cigarettes' dangers robbed her of her husband
Law360
added Aug 14, 2016 15:15
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[Florida] Federal Judge Denies Tobacco Plaintiff’s Motion To Reinstate Punitives ($$)

denied an Engle progeny plaintiff’s motion seeking to reinstate $20 million in punitive damages because the issue the plaintiff raised on appeal is better suited for the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to rule on
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 12, 2016 20:03
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Florida Appellate Court Upholds $1.3 Million Judgment For Tobacco Plaintiff ($$)

affirmed a $1.3 million verdict against two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit, saying the state law tort claims pursuant to the original Engle findings do not prohibit states from selling cigarettes
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 12, 2016 19:51
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[Florida] Big Tobacco's Preemption Args Can't Shake Engle Defeat ($$)

upheld a judgment for a smoker's estate in an Engle progeny case, rejecting R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris' arguments that federal law implicitly preempts relevant state-law tort claims and what the companies described as an effective ban on selling ciga
Law360
added Aug 12, 2016 18:49
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[Florida] Litigation Powerhouse: King & Spalding ($$)

... decades-old dispute over alleged misappropriation of Chevron's crude oil. Engle Progeny Tobacco Cases...
Law360
added Aug 12, 2016 00:57
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