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[Florida] Smoker's Death Caused by Cigarette Industry Scheme, Attorney Says in Trial Against Philip Morris & RJR

A Florida man was trapped by a tobacco industry conspiracy that addicted him to cigarettes and led to his lung cancer death, an attorney for the man’s family told jurors Thursday, as trial opened against cigarette giants Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds. W
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 7, 2017 03:15
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[Florida] HOCHREITER V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 10/09/17 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette company concealed the dangers of smoking, leading to nicotine addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 6, 2017 01:23
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[Florida] Targets For Tobacco Companies

tobacco companies have historically used advertising to promote certain tobacco products to members of racial/minority communities,” said Dr. Kellie O’Dare, Bureau Chief of Tobacco Free Florida. “While smoking in Florida has declined overall, we still hav
Orlando (FL) Times
added Oct 5, 2017 13:19
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[Florida] Smoker's Widow, Philip Morris Seek Changes To $350K Verdict ($$)

The competing appeals came before the state's Fourth District after a Fort Lauderdale jury last year rejected most of plaintiff Bernice McCall's bid for $11.5 million plus punitive damages for the death of her husband.
Law360
added Oct 4, 2017 01:11
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Defendant-Petitioner, v. PAUL R. LARKIN, JR., AND CARYN O. NEWBORN, as Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Carole A. Larkin: PETITIONER’S BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

This Court should grant review to overturn the Third District’s naked defiance of Aubin’s square holding and ensure that Florida courts abide by that decision’s explicit rejection of the “reasonable alternative design” test.
Amazon CloudFront
added Oct 10, 2017 03:20
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[Florida] U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Review Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 2 declined to hear arguments on an Engle progeny suit in which a Florida appellate panel vacated $54 million in punitive damages (Marvine Calloway v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 16-1507, U.S. Sup.).
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 5, 2017 18:37
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[Florida] RJR Takes $13M Product Liability Appeal To Fla. High Court ($$)

has urged the Florida Supreme Court to review an order that affirmed a $13.5 million jury verdict for a deceased smoker's family, calling a state appeals court's ruling regarding jury instructions for product liability claims a “naked defiance” of the hig
Law360
added Oct 5, 2017 18:20
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[Florida] Tobacco manufacturers appeal to U.S. Supreme Court on Engle progeny lawsuits

The manufacturers say in their 432-page petition that they are asking for clarity on whether previous court rulings should be allowed as evidence, as well as whether their due process has been compromised. “While the class put on evidence of myriad purp
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 30, 2017 16:44
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[Florida] Philip Morris Marketing Targeted Women, Drove Smoker's Deadly Addiction, Lawyer Says in Cancer Trial

The cigarette addiction that led to a Florida woman’s death was fueled by ads targeting women and smokers looking for a “healthier” choice, a lawyer for the woman’s family said Wednesday, as a rare Florida trial outside the Engle progeny line of lawsuits
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 29, 2017 17:15
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[Florida] 11th Circuit Affirms Defense Verdict In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

affirmed a verdict for a tobacco company in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the court did not err in instructing the jury on the company’s statute-of-limitations defense (William Hecht v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, No. 16-10447, 11th Cir., 20
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 28, 2017 18:24
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