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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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[Florida] BRYANT V. PHILIP MORRIS

UPCOMINGTrial 09/27/17 – ... In this tobacco litigation proceeding, plaintiff claims defendants caused smoking-related disease by hiding the dangers of cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 27, 2017 06:44
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Challenge Use Of Engle Findings In High Court ($$)

Tobacco companies are pitching their arguments that federal law bars smokers from using the landmark Engle tobacco class action's jury findings to establish strict liability and negligence claims once more, this time in three appeals to the U.S. Supreme C
Law360
added Sep 27, 2017 21:58
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Says No Error In Engle Case Jury Instructions

upheld a Florida federal jury’s verdict in favor of R.J. Reynolds Co. in an Engle progeny suit that alleged the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking cigarettes, saying that the judge didn’t err in instructing the jury on the statute of limitations.
Law360
added Sep 27, 2017 21:56
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Suit By Smoker's Widow to Blow Back into Florida Court After 2016 Hurricane Caused Mistrial

Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA-052862. As Hurricane Matthew bore down on Florida’s east coast, Judge George Maxwell, of Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit, declared a mistrial early last October in Fontaine Wallace’s claim that a tobacco industry conspir
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 26, 2017 15:59
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[Florida] 11th Circuit affirms statute of limitations ruling in tobacco case

affirmed a 2015 jury finding that a lawsuit accusing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co of fraudulently concealing information about the harmful risks of smoking was barred by the statute of limitations. Circuit Judges Gerald Bard Tjoflat and Robin Rosenbaum of th
Reuters
added Sep 26, 2017 15:46
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[Florida] The smoke-free policy continues to be met with mixed reviews

“After the first year of implementation, we did a research study to see what the impact was and how people were with regard to the peer monitoring of the smoking and peer enforcement of the policy,” DeBate said. “A couple of students walked the campus an
The Oracle (University of South Florida)
added Sep 26, 2017 15:28
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