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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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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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Philip Morris Responsible for Florida Rail Worker's Fatal Lung Cancer, Attorney Says as Trial Begins

“The nicotine hook was set firmly in Don Pearson. He would smoke to feed that addiction for 34 years,” the Gunn Law Group’s Lee Gunn IV told jurors Wednesday. “And that smoke, it would feed a lung cancer.” Pearson, 51, a railway employee for much of his
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 15, 2017 23:35
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[Florida] Fla. Justices To Mull Reinstating $8M Mesothelioma Verdict ($$)

high court will review an appeal seeking to reinstate a $8 million verdict against a cigarette company and an industrial manufacturer filed by a man who said he developed mesothelioma due to exposure from cigarette filters and gaskets the companies made 6
Law360
added Jul 14, 2017 22:22
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[Florida] Can marijuana smoking cause lung cancer?

In the lawsuit, Morgan made some claims about the benefits of marijuana and then said this: “Despite decades of marijuana being used for smoking in the United States, there have been no reported medical cases of lung cancer or emphysema attributed to ma
True Viral News (TVN)
added Jul 20, 2017 00:57
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Tobacco Companies Petition Florida High Court Over Attorney Fees Decisions ($$)

Two tobacco companies that were ordered to pay $32 million in damages following an Engle progeny suit petitioned the Florida Supreme Court on June 21 over a lower court ruling that they had to pay the plaintiffs’ attorney fees because the lower court’s de
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 14, 2017 23:42
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[Florida] Philip Morris' Youth Push Led To Smoker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

told the jury that Philip Morris USA Inc. crafted its image, including the iconic “Marlboro Man” corporate mascot, in a successful effort during the booming post-war years to grow its business by specifically targeting young people as smokers, and that Do
Law360
added Jul 13, 2017 19:49
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[Florida] THOMAS V. R.J. REYNOLDS

In this tobacco litigation, plaintiff claims defendants' concealment of smoking's dangers caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 8, 2017 02:10
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[Florida] John Morgan sues state for blocking the smoking of medical marijuana

The lawsuit argues that the amendment does not prohibit smoking but instead contemplates that smoking would be authorized because it allows the state to prohibit smoking of marijuana for medical purposes in public places.
Miami (FL) Herald
added Jul 7, 2017 19:03
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[Florida] Fla. Court Nixes Tobacco Cos.' Win Over Inconsistent Rulings ($$)

appeals court struck a jury's verdict for two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny case Wednesday after finding the trial judge made inconsistent rulings on a doctor's testimony that defense counsel then exploited to argue a Florida woman was not addicte
Law360
added Jul 7, 2017 03:33
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