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[Florida] Chain Smoker Wanted To Quit, Expert Tells Engle Jury ($$)

A chain smoker who died of lung cancer was seriously addicted to cigarettes for decades, smoking two packs a day despite her persistent desire to stop, according to an addiction expert's testimony Monday in an Engle progeny trial against Philip Morris US
Law360
added Nov 8, 2016 23:26
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[Latin America, UK] VIDEO: Florida cigar rollers hope Trump campaign goes up in smoke

Today the descendants of the original residents roll cigars on a lesser scale and question what a president who talks of walls and brands immigrants as criminals would mean for their future. Ybor was populated by immigrants from Cuba, Puerto Rica, Mexi
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Nov 5, 2016 02:11
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[Florida] $21.5M Verdict, After $14M in Punitives, Against R.J. Reynolds in Trial Over Vet's Lung Cancer

Thursday’s punitive verdict came one day after the 12th Circuit Court jury awarded $7.5 million in compensatory damages to Barbara Johnston for the 1995 cancer death of her husband, Franklin “Jim” Johnston, 60, a smoker for more than three decades. Johns
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 4, 2016 23:37
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[Florida] Fla. Judge Rejects Jury's $6M Verdict Against RJ Reynolds

Minutes after jurors gave their verdict and left the courtroom, Judge Migna Sanchez-Llorens granted R.J. Reynolds' motion for a directed verdict that rejected the jury's punitive damages finding. "The court heard no evidence that would substantiate evid
Law360
added Nov 5, 2016 01:37
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[Florida] Boies Schiller Partner Sanctioned For Lengthy Deposition ($$)

representing Philip Morris USA Inc. in a tobacco liability lawsuit for conducting a five-hour deposition of an oncologist serving as an expert in the case, calling the session “excessive” and criticizing him for wasting time.
Law360
added Nov 4, 2016 23:37
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[Florida] Fla. Judge Rejects Jury's $6M Verdict Against RJ Reynolds ($$)

but the judge overseeing the case immediately threw out the jury's finding that punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. were warranted, saying that the evidence didn't...
Law360
added Nov 3, 2016 21:31
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $25M Verdict In Lung Cancer Death Trial ($$)

The punitive verdict comes after jurors awarded $10.5 million in compensatory damages to widow Barbara Jean Johnston — exactly what she had requested. The punitive damages award came in just shy of the $15 million that she had asked for.
Law360
added Nov 3, 2016 21:17
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[Florida, Texas] Fort Lauderdale cigar-maker acquires Houston cigar company

Fort Lauderdale-based Tabacalera USA, the domestic operation of British tobacco company Imperial Brands, announced Wednesday it has acquired Serious Cigars of Houston, Texas, and created a new division. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Nov 5, 2016 13:47
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[Florida] Jury Deadlock on Addiction's Role in Fatal Cancer Leads to Mistrial in Suit Against RJR

"Based on the communications of the jury, as well as having given the Allen charge, and that they are not able to come to a decision on question 1, and that they’ve reached an impasse, I am going to declare a mistrial, and we’ll reschedule it for trial a
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 3, 2016 16:43
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[Florida] $7.5M Verdict, Plus Possible Punitives, Thumps R.J. Reynolds at Trial Over Army Vet's Deadly Cancer

Jurors also found punitive damages potentially warranted against the cigarette giant for its part in a tobacco industry conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking that Barbara Johnston claims caused her husband Franklin "Jim" Johnston, 60, to die from lun
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 3, 2016 16:43
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