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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes For Longtime Smoker's Disease, Jury Told ($$)

A former train conductor who had been smoking since he was 10 years old urged a Florida jury on Wednesday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his lung disease, saying the company hid the dangers of smoking from him until he was hopelessly addicte
Law360
added Aug 25, 2016 05:21
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[Florida] Addiction or Choice? Sides Focus on Health Department Worker's Drive to Smoke in Cancer Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

A Florida health department employee smoked throughout each day for decades—while working, doing laundry, cooking, gardening, even crocheting. But she was also strong-willed and independent, and successfully quit smoking in her first serious attempt, acco
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 25, 2016 04:32
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[Florida] King & Spalding Facing Sanctions After Tobacco Case Mistrial

King & Spalding will have to argue against sanctions in a tobacco case after an Atlanta partner's conduct caused a Miami judge to declare a mistrial. Attorney W. Randall Bassett made "premeditated, willful and egregious" comments during a five-day product
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:43
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Cleared of Liability at $3M+ Trial over Ex-Insurance Exec's Heart Disease

After more than six hours of deliberations, the six-member jury concluded 73-year-old William Wilkins, who smoked for 30 years, was not addicted to nicotine, a required element for membership in the so-called "Engle" class of Florida smokers suing the na
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 20, 2016 16:57
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[Florida] Trial Begins Over Lung Cancer Death of Chain Smoking Health Dept. Worker

against R.J. Reynolds over the death of a Florida health department worker who chain smoked for years. Coursey v. R.J. Reynolds, 2013-30656-CICI. Rebecca Fredenhagen, 68, who died of cancer in 1992, was a chain smoker so addicted to nicotine she bought
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 20, 2016 16:58
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes For Mom's Lung Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

The daughter of a woman who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Thursday to find R.J. Reynolds liable for her death, saying the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her until she was hopelessly addicted. During opening arguments in Del
Law360
added Aug 19, 2016 17:54
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Prevails In $3M Heart Disease Engle Trial ($$)

jury on Thursday found R.J. Reynolds not liable in a $3 million trial over a longtime smoker's coronary heart disease, finding that the smoker either wasn't addicted to cigarettes or that the addiction didn't cause his ailment. The verdict followed a wee
Law360
added Aug 18, 2016 19:52
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes $3M For Smoker's Heart Disease, Jury Told ($$)

A man alleging he developed coronary heart disease after decades of smoking urged a Florida jury on Wednesday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his injuries, saying the tobacco giant owes him and his wife more than $3 million plus punitive dama
Law360
added Aug 18, 2016 04:02
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VIDEO: CORDOBA: Small business owner: FDA rules threaten Florida heritage of hand-rolled cigars

Unfortunately, I find the tale of overreaching government destroying family-run businesses is all too familiar. Our family business was already taken from us once when Fidel Castro's regime shut down factories all across Cuba. My wife and I know that we'
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Aug 17, 2016 18:53
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[Florida] Jury Hits R.J. Reynolds for $5M in Widow's Suit over Fatal Cancer

Jurors sided with the widow of a longtime Florida smoker who died of lung cancer, awarding her $5 million in compensatory damages and rejecting claims by the tobacco company that the lawsuit was time-barred. Mathis v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-47118.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 17, 2016 13:23
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