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[Florida] Court Backs New Trial On Damages In Tobacco Case

“The trial court granted a new trial on non-economic damages because it found the jury's verdict both inadequate and against the manifest weight of the evidence,” said Monday's ruling, written by appeals-court Judge Timothy Osterhaus. “We see no abuse of
WLRN-Miami Herald
added Jul 26, 2017 15:02
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[Florida] Prejudiced jury leads to new trial in Escambia County family's tobacco death case

An appeal decision handed down Monday remands a civil lawsuit between an Escambia County family and a tobacco company back to circuit court for a retrial. The family of Norman Lamar Danielson sued Philip Morris USA in 2007 after the smoker's death, which
Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Jul 25, 2017 15:00
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[Florida] Fla. Smoker's Family Gets New Trial Against Philip Morris ($$)

appeals court ruled Monday that the family of a mortician who died of lung cancer after years of smoking Philip Morris USA Inc. cigarettes should get a new trial on noneconomic damages after a jury awarded just $300,000, far less than the $15 million requ
Law360
added Jul 26, 2017 19:43
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Florida Jury Awards $1.6 Million To Plaintiff In Retrial Of Engle Progeny Lawsuit ($$)

a woman’s lung cancer and death were caused by her addiction to cigarettes and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s failure to warn her about the dangers of smoking and awarded her husband $1.65 million (John Maloney v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 07-CA-015578, Fl
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 22, 2017 21:17
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[Florida] Morgan & Morgan Wins $1.65M Verdict, Scores Major Victory Against Big Tobacco

Morgan & Morgan, the nation's largest plaintiffs' firm, is thrilled to announce that its attorneys Craig Stevens and John Dill scored a major $1,650,000 verdict in a landmark victory against tobacco company R.J. Reynolds this week, ending an eight year lo
PR Newswire
added Jul 20, 2017 03:44
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[Florida] Plaintiff Doubles Down, Sues FDA Over “Natural” Descriptor…

For agreeing not to challenge Natural American Spirit’s use of the word “Natural” in its product packaging and labeling, the [FDA] has been sued..Plaintiff... asserts that “health descriptors like ‘Natural’ ‘Additive Free’ and ‘Organic’ are used to deceiv
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Jul 26, 2017 23:13
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Splits Blame In $1.6M Lung Cancer Verdict ($$)

a longtime smoker and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. were equally to blame for the lung cancer that ultimately caused her death, holding R.J. Reynolds is only partially responsible for a $1.65 million damages award. Jurors in Fort Myers concluded the eight-da
Law360
added Jul 20, 2017 04:13
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Florida Federal Judge Dismisses Counterfeit Tobacco Pipe Lawsuit ($$)

on July 7 denied a glass-pipe maker’s motion for default judgment in a copyright infringement suit and dismissed the suit without prejudice after finding that the plaintiff “lacks standing to pursue its federal claims” and the court lacks subject matter j
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 18, 2017 03:17
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Florida Appeals Panel Reverses Defense Verdict In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

on July 5 reversed a defense verdict for three tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the trial court erred in allowing a pulmonologist who was not qualified to testify on addiction to testify about the plaintiff’s motivation to qui
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 18, 2017 03:16
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Florida Appeals Panel Upholds $14 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

affirmed a $14 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit without explanation and certified a conflict with another suit over comparative fault (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al. v. Ina E. Ahrens, No. 2D16-1651, Fla. App., 2nd Dist., 2017 Fla. App. LEXIS 10
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 17, 2017 17:31
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