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[Florida] 11th Circuit refuses to reduce damages award in tobacco case

struck down a request by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co to reduce a $620,000 damages award...said that, while the trial court’s jury instructions were in fact incorrect, a December decision by the Florida’s highest court resolved the issue.
Reuters
added Jan 30, 2018 16:00
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Escape $1M In Atty Fees To Smoker’s Estate ($$)

cleared R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LLC of an obligation to pay almost $1 million in attorneys’ fees to the estate of a deceased smoker who won more than $2 million in a jury award, saying there was a “good reason” for the expenses incurre
Law360
added Jan 30, 2018 03:26
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Notches Win at Trial Over Smoker's Fatal Mouth Cancer

cleared R.J. Reynolds of responsibility for the oral cancer that killed a 53-year-old smoker. Kelsey v. R.J. Reynolds... The jury, in Florida’s 7th Judicial Circuit, in Volusia County, rejected the contention an addiction to nicotine caused the mouth c
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 26, 2018 20:03
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[Florida] Special Master Urges Court To Keep $9 Million Sanctions For Engle Cases ($$)

A special master in an investigation to determine whether two law firms filed frivolous Engle progeny lawsuits told a panel of federal judges in Florida on Jan. 12 that the firms deserve the $9 million sanctions the panel imposed against them, calling t
Lexis Nexis
added Jan 26, 2018 00:48
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[Florida] JAMES SMITH, SR., Plaintiff-Appellee, v R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al., Defendant-Appellant. (PDF)

The relief Defendant requests—a reduction of damages in violation of Florida law—is obviously not apt. V.Conclusion For the above reasons, we AFFIRM the district court.
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 30, 2018 03:05
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Can't Trim $600K Engle Damages, 11th Circ. Says ($$)

an Eleventh Circuit panel upheld a Florida federal court’s decision not to trim the damages by the proportional fault a jury attributed to a longtime smoker. James Smith Sr. had accused RJ Reynolds of fraudulent concealment, an intentional tort, as well
Law360
added Jan 30, 2018 03:01
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VIDEO: Medical marijuana patients sue Florida over smokable marijuana ban

The constitutional amendment approved by voters says only that it doesn't permit smoking pot in public. Cathy's lawyers say that means it can be smoked in private. "There's no question that the definition of medical marijuana in this constitutional prov
WJHG-TV (Panama City Beach, FL)
added Jan 26, 2018 12:19
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Florida Jury Sides With Tobacco Company In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

found in favor of a tobacco company in an Engle progeny suit in which a woman claimed that her husband was addicted to cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and that his addiction was the cause of his oral cavity cancer and death (Dorothy Mae Kelse
Lexis Nexis
added Jan 26, 2018 00:52
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[Florida] Attorney Chestnut found in contempt

A Florida judge has found attorney Christopher Chestnut in contempt of court for failing to supply information that would help pay another law firm a cut from a $23 billion verdict against a tobacco company back in 2014. Martin County court documents sh
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Jan 25, 2018 04:44
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Florida Supreme Court Declines To Review $13.4 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

declined to review a tobacco suit in which a jury awarded a widower and his daughter $13.4 million in damages over the death of his wife (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Paul R. Larkin, et al., No. SC17-1712, Fla. Sup., 2018 Fla. LEXIS 133).
Lexis Nexis
added Jan 26, 2018 00:51
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