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[Florida] $6M Cancer Death Trial Opens as RJR Questions Link Between Smoker's Casual Cocaine Use & Claimed Smoking Addiction

the case of a Cuban immigrant who died of laryngeal cancer 20 years ago, as they debated whether a smoker could truly be addicted to nicotine if he could stop and start a casual casual cocaine habit. Ledo v. R.J. Reynolds, 08-113-CA-31.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 29, 2016 02:11

[Florida] Gainesville debates banning smoking in parks

presented the most recent draft of the ordinance, which would ban smoking from city parks, on Thursday, said Steve Phillips, the director of the Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department. The city has considered curtailing smoking in p
The Independent Florida Alligator (University of Florida)
added Oct 27, 2016 19:23

[Florida] Engle jury awards $29 million in damages against Reynolds

Reynolds disclosed in its third-quarter report for fiscal 2016 that as of Sept. 30, it faces $196.1 million in compensatory damages and $197.4 million in punitive damages in Engle cases under appeal. Of the 56 jury verdicts listed, only seven have a lar
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 27, 2016 15:18

[Florida] "Stubborn" Soldier Was Responsible for His Own Smoking, Defense Says as Trial Opens Over Lung Cancer Death

A former military man described as hard-headed, stubborn, and having a short fuse, was completely responsible for his own smoking and could not have been dissuaded from his 3-pack-a-day habit, the defense claimed in opening statements last week in the tri
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 27, 2016 02:21


In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette maker hid the dangers of its products, leading to nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 27, 2016 01:31


Proceedings before the Honorable Charles 12 Roberts, Circuit Judge..."Now, the jury, if they conclude that Mr. Dubinsky died from skin cancer in this case, then plaintiffs will not be able to establish medical causation on their wrongful death claim.
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 5, 2016 22:41

Florida Jury Awards Nearly $29 Million in Damages in Smoker’s Death

Jurors awarded widower Alan Konzelman about $10 million more than he had sought, Law360 reports. He was awarded $8.8 million in compensatory damages for his pain and suffering over his wife’s death. He had asked for $5 million plus about $300,000 for his
News Inferno
added Oct 27, 2016 14:40

[Florida] Camel Cigarettes maker slammed with $29M verdict for chainsmoker death

Konzelman’s suit claimed he and his wife had the right to grow old together, and that his wife would’ve lived a fuller and healthier life had it not been for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s supposed failure to notify smokers of the dangers that come with the
Vanguard Daily (au)
added Oct 26, 2016 13:51

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $29M Verdict In Smoking Death Trial ($$)

A Florida jury slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $20 million in punitive damages Tuesday in a trial over the lung disease death of a sailor's chain-smoking wife, adding to an $8.8 million compensatory verdict awarded a day earlier and amounting to fa
added Oct 26, 2016 14:22

[Florida] RJR Owes $6M For Cuban Immigrant's Death, Jury Told ($$)

The family of a chain-smoking Cuban dissident who died of laryngeal cancer urged a Florida jury on Tuesday to find that R.J. Reynolds owes them $6 million for his death, saying the company hid the dangers of smoking from him until he was hopelessly addict
added Oct 26, 2016 14:21
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