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[Florida] Fla. High Court Limits Reductions Of Awards In Engle Cases ($$)

ruled that the trial court erred when it reduced Joan Schoeff's compensatory damages award against [RJR] by 25 percent because of her husband's comparative fault... The comparative fault statute is “unequivocal” and does not apply to intentional torts
Law360
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] JOAN SCHOEFF, etc., Petitioner, vs. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Respondent. (PDF)

We find that the comparative fault statute does not apply to Engle progeny cases in which the jury finds for the plaintiff on the intentional torts...The reprehensibility component of our analysis is supported by the fact that RJR increased the addictiv
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Nab New Trials In Fla. Suits ($$)

appeals court Wednesday reversed nearly $47 million in damages awards against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris and ordered new trials in two Engle progeny suits against the tobacco companies.
Law360
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Appellant, v. BERNICE MCCALL, individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of MARTIN MCCALL, Appellee. No. 4D16-2016 (PDF)

In sum, we conclude that the warning label instruction was improperly given in this case. Accordingly, we are compelled to reverse and remand for a new trial. As outlined in the direct appeal analysis section, on
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. BETTYE RYAN, et. al., Appellees: Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (PDF)

Overall, the [Surgeon General] Reports were presented as authoritative and conclusive evidence that nicotine exposure essentially rewires the brain and removes an individual’s choice to continue smoking and that nicotine addiction is the fundamental reaso
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:34
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Florida Jury Awards $806,000 To Plaintiff In Tobacco Suit ($$)

awarded $225,000 in punitive damages to an Engle progeny plaintiff, bringing the total award to a widow whose husband died from coronary artery disease to $806,000 (Veda Bryant v. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 2015-CA-001691, Fla. Cir., 1st Jud., Escambia C
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 11, 2017 22:06
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[Florida] BRYANT V. PHILIP MORRIS VERDICT Trial 11/22/17 – 12/07/17

Outcome Verdict Reached For Plaintiff: Comparative Fault PM USA 25% RJ Reynolds 25% Jonny Lee Bryant 50% Damages - $581,000.00 Punitive Damages - $225,000.00
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 16, 2017 18:07
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Bouchard: Tobacco Company Still Responsible for Florida Settlement Payments

The Delaware Court of Chancery on Thursday blocked an attempt by tobacco company ITG Brands to extricate itself from a dispute over $30 million in annual settlement payments owed to the state of Florida after the company acquired four popular brands of ci
Law.com
added Dec 28, 2017 22:58
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Plaintiff Files Notice Of Appeal Following Defense Verdict ($$)

filed a notice of appeal with Florida’s Fourth Appellate District Court on Dec. 4, saying the trial court erred in denying her motion for a new trial (Doris E. Shadd v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 4D17-3735, Fla. App., 4th Dist.).
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 13, 2017 13:40
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[Florida, North Carolina] Reynolds gains partial win in dispute over MSA payments

received a partial, but pivotal, legal victory last week in its fight against making millions of dollars in annual Master Settlement Agreement payments to Florida on traditional cigarette brands that it no longer owns. Andre Broussard, a chancellor in th
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 7, 2017 23:38
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