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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
Dec 7, 2017 Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 7, 2017 23:38
asked the Eleventh Circuit...to order a new trial in an Engle progeny case...arguing that plaintiff’s counsel made improper closing arguments that compared the tobacco company to a “predatory stranger stalking children.”
Dec 7, 2017 Law360
added Dec 7, 2017 23:25
[Florida] JUDITH BERGER, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Defendant-Appellant: APPELLANT’S REPLY BRIEF / ANSWER BRIEF ON CROSS-APPEAL (PDF)
Comparing PM USA To A Child Predator Was Wholly Improper And Calculated To Inflame The Jury’s Passions / Plaintiff’s Counsel Improperly Disparaged PM USA’s Defense Of The Case And Injected Personal Opinions Into Closing
Dec 6, 2017 Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 7, 2017 23:29
As a result of Monday’s 5-2 ruling, it appears Reynolds and Cynthia Robinson are headed toward the new Engle progeny trial ordered Feb. 24 by the Florida First District Court of Appeals. The justices declined to accept jurisdiction of the lawsuit in a o
Dec 6, 2017 Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 7, 2017 04:18
Justices, in a 4-3 decision Tuesday, agreed to consider an appeal in a case filed against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. by Gwendolyn Odom of Delray Beach, whose mother, Juanita Thurston of Boynton Beach, died of lung cancer after smoking cigarettes.
Dec 6, 2017 Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Dec 7, 2017 00:25
without explanation, denied an Engle progeny plaintiff’s petition for review in appealing a lower court’s decision to vacate a $16.8 million verdict and grant a new trial in a tobacco suit (Cynthia Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. SC17-1130, Fla
Dec 5, 2017 Lexis Nexis
added Dec 13, 2017 13:32
The 5-2 decision means a lower court ruling tossing out the verdict and ordering a new trial will stand. Cynthia Robinson filed a lawsuit in 2008 against the tobacco company over the death of her husband, Michael Johnson Sr., from lung cancer in 1996.
Dec 5, 2017 Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Dec 6, 2017 00:06
received a partial, but pivotal, legal victory Thursday in its effort to settle which tobacco manufacturer is responsible for making $30 million in annual Master Settlement Agreement payments in Florida on four traditional cigarette brands.
Dec 5, 2017 Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 5, 2017 16:41
In a victory for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the Florida Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case that initially involved a more than $23 billion verdict...A three-judge panel of the appeals court blasted an attorney for the estate, pointing
Dec 4, 2017 WJCT Public Broadcasting (Jacksonville, FL)
added Dec 16, 2017 00:41
Florida Supreme Court declined Monday to take up the appeal of a smoker's widow who had her $23.6 billion win against R.J. Reynolds overturned in a lower appeals court, sending the parties back to the trial court for a new trial.
Dec 4, 2017 Law360
added Dec 5, 2017 17:51