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[Florida] $1M Verdict for Smoker with Late-Stage Emphysema in Trial Against RJR

Jurors took a little more than 4 hours to conclude R.J. Reynolds was liable for Minnie Ford's emphysema, which the jury found was caused by nicotine addiction and tobacco industry fraud. However, the 15th Circuit Court jury's $1.023 million award was a f
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 19, 2016 01:18
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[Florida] Jury Awards $10 Million In Engle Progeny Suit To Woman With COPD ($$)

awarded a woman found to have developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) $6 million in punitive damages, bringing the total award in her Engle progeny suit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. to $10 million (Mary Howle
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 21, 2016 03:23
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[Florida] Philip Morris & RJR Hit with $5.5M Judgment, Plus Possible Punitives, at Trial Over New York Native's Fatal Cancer

liable in the lung cancer death of a New York native, slapping the tobacco giants with nearly $5.5 million in compensatory damages and finding punitives potentially warranted for conspiring to hide the dangers of their cigarettes for decades. Martin v. P
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 19, 2016 01:19
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Deserve $12.5M Punitive Hit, Widower Says ($$)

The $12.5 million figure represents about a day's excess profits for the companies, said plaintiff's attorney Eric Rosen of Kelley/Uustal. "These companies, R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, only know one thing," he said. "They only know one thing, and i
Law360
added Nov 18, 2016 22:01
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[Florida] Naples passes resolution to ban smoking in public places

smoking will be banned in some outdoor areas of the city. Brandi Gembel, who was in Cambier Park on Thursday with her children, supports the proposed ban, which would include the park. "I don't like to smell it; I don't want my kids smelling it."
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Nov 18, 2016 14:09
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[Florida] Appeals Court Scuttles Rare $8M Asbestos Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds, Crane Co.

A Florida appeals court has overturned a rare $8 million verdict in an asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co., finding that a trial court shouldn’t have allowed jurors to hear testimony from an expert whose o
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 18, 2016 00:03
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[Florida] $10M Verdict, After $6M in Punitives, Against Philip Morris & RJR for Ex-Nurse's Cancer, COPD

imposed a $6 million punitive verdict on R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris yesterday, completing a $10 million damage award against the tobacco giants for their role in a former nurse’s cancer and respiratory disease. Howles v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CV-034919
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 19, 2016 01:16
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Hit With $5.4M Verdict In Engle Progeny Trial ($$)

awarded $5.4 million Wednesday to the widower of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer, finding that Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. each were partially responsible for the woman's smoking-related ailments and death and that they als
Law360
added Nov 18, 2016 00:10
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Avoids Most Blame In $1M Lung Disease Verdict ($$)

Jurors in Palm Beach awarded Minnie Ford $560,000 in noneconomic damages and $462,840 for her medical expenses, and found that the cigarette giant was 15 percent responsible for her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and didn't owe punitive damages. T
Law360
added Nov 17, 2016 23:24
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[Florida] Judge Axes Boies Atty Sanctions Over Long Depostion ($$)

A Florida state judge nixed sanctions imposed against a Boies Schiller partner representing Philip Morris USA Inc. in a tobacco liability lawsuit who had argued that he wasn’t even present when the judge decided that sanctions were warranted.
Law360
added Nov 17, 2016 23:02
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