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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Sued By Fla. Woman Over Bungled Tobacco Suit ($$)

Spooner claims that two of the firm’s attorneys agreed to a joint stipulation in June 2013 dismissing her suit, as Spooner hadn’t returned a court-ordered questionnaire. However, she claims she did in fact fill out the questionnaire and handed it over to
Law360
added Nov 8, 2015 14:10
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Caused Late Pizzeria Owner's Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

told jurors in Pasco County, Florida that John Barbose's death left Phyllis, his wife of four decades, alone and unable to stomach the thought of dating another man, and deprived the couple's loving children and granddaughter of the family patriarch. "He
Law360
added Nov 6, 2015 20:13
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[Florida] Two tobacco trials now underway in PBC circuit court

In opening statements on Thursday, famed Stuart personal injury attorney Willie Gary accused tobacco giants R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris USA of causing the death of Lake Worth resident Thomas Cavalier. A longtime smoker, Cavalier died in 1993 at age 7
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Nov 6, 2015 03:01
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[Florida] Philip Morris Hit With Punitives, Braces For Verdict Row ($$)

The verdict, leveled against Philip Morris for concealing the dangers of cigarettes from the public, was far less than the $17 million that the plaintiffs sought in compensatory damages alone. The parties also promised a post-trial brawl over $2 million
Law360
added Nov 6, 2015 02:17
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[Florida] Philip Morris Caused Mother's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

Tognoli started smoking in the early 1960s at age 19. She smoked about one and a half packs per day for 33 years. Her son remembered her leaving "Dances With Wolves" to take smoke breaks four times, Rosenblum said. She finally quit when she was diagnose
Law360
added Nov 8, 2015 14:11
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[Florida] Jury Disregards Instructions, Awards $325K to Mortician's Family, Plus Punitives TBD, in Suit Against Philip Morris

But, they failed to follow instructions to award more than $2.3 million in economic damages, issuing only $325,000 in compensatories, plus potential punitives, instead. Danielson v. Philip Morris
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 6, 2015 20:31
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. JOAN SCHOEFF (PDF)

We disagree with the Sury court to the extent it reviewed the trial court’s “core” analysis under the abuse of discretion standard. Instead, we “review de novo the legal question of whether certain conduct qualifies as negligence or intentional tort.”
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 5, 2015 02:29
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[Florida] $30M Award Against RJ Reynolds Too Big, Fla. Court Says

was excessive compared with the properly determined, $10.5 million compensatory award, a Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday, remanding the case for a recalculation but not a retrial. A majority panel of the Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled that t
Law360
added Nov 5, 2015 02:22
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[Florida] Jury Finds Philip Morris Liable For Mortician's Death ($$)

awarded $325,000 in compensatory damages to the family of a mortician who died of lung cancer after years of smoking Philip Morris USA Inc. cigarettes, far less than the $17 million that the family had asked for, and found that punitive damages were warra
Law360
added Nov 5, 2015 02:21
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[Florida] $30 million in punitive damages struck down in tobacco case

A South Florida appeals court Wednesday said R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company should pay $7.875 million to the estate of a man who died of lung cancer — but ordered reconsideration of an additional $30 million in punitive damages. The ruling by the 4th Dis
Miami (FL) Herald
added Nov 5, 2015 01:56
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