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[Florida] BREAKING: RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Win $17M Cancer Death Trial ($$)

A Florida jury on Tuesday found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. not liable in a $17 million trial over the lung cancer death of a longtime smoker, saying that while she was addicted, the addiction was not a legal cause of her...
added Jun 21, 2016 16:46

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe $17M For Woman's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

The widower of a woman who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury during closing arguments Monday to award him $17 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., saying the companies hid the dangers of smoki
added Jun 23, 2016 21:06

[Florida] Tobacco Defense Vets Take On 'Engle' Newcomer At Trial Over Smoker's Death

The vast majority of Engle trials to date have been handled by local Florida-based plaintiff attorneys, so seeing an out-of-state plaintiffs firm take an Engle case to trial is relatively rare. Representing the defendants are two litigation powerhouses t
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 18, 2016 18:56

[Florida] Big Tobacco’s “Rabid” Advertising Caused Woman’s Fatal Addiction, Jury Told

Meacham, who began smoking in the late 1940’s at the age of 15, had consumed at least 934,400 doses of nicotine by the time the first warning labels were added to cigarette packaging... had no way of knowing smoking was dangerous due to the tobacco compan
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 16, 2016 14:48

Florida Judge Grants Motion To Dismiss Complaint Over Exploding Vaporizer ($$)

A Florida judge on May 27 granted the joint motion from two e-cigarette companies to dismiss the complaint of a man who was injured after his personal vaporizer blew up in his face and injured him (Evan Spahlinger v. Vaping American Made Products LLC, et
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 13, 2016 20:57

[Florida] Owner Of Cigar Company Files Suit Against FDA Over New Regulations ($$)

claiming that the agency’s new rule regulating tobacco and tobacco products violates several federal acts and will make it difficult for the company to do business (Enrique Fernando Sanchez Icaza and Global Premium Cigars LLC v. Food and Drug Administrati
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 13, 2016 20:56


The lawsuit involving Robert Mederos of Cubanacan Cigars and the Soneros brand and its owners Omar and Luis González has been settled... with neither side receiving any money for damages:
added Jun 11, 2016 14:56

Florida Supreme Court Holds New Post-Judgment Interest Rate Is Not Retroactive ($$)

ruled 5-2 that a tobacco company owes nearly $770,000 in post-judgment interest to an Engle progeny plaintiff because a statute that changed the interest rate was not in place when judgment in the plaintiffs case was originally entered
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 11, 2016 14:33

Florida Woman Files Cross-Appeal To 11th Circuit In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

A woman who was awarded $3.25 million in an Engle progeny suit notified a federal judge in Florida on May 31 that she would be appealing to the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals the judge’s rulings against her, including his decision to grant Philip Mor
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 10, 2016 21:01

[Florida] Tobacco Companies: Plaintiff’s Use Of Engle Findings Violates Due Process

the product defect and negligence verdicts against them in an Engle progeny suit cannot stand because the Engle findings are “useless” for establishing defect and negligence and allowing the plaintiff to rely on those findings would violate due process (E
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 10, 2016 18:48
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