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Florida Appellate Court Reinstates $5 Million In Punitives In Tobacco Suit ($$)

a Florida appellate panel on Aug. 31 reinstated $5 million in punitive damages to the family of a woman who died from lung cancer caused by smoking cigarettes (Philip Morris USA Inc., et al. v. Sharon Putney, Nos. 4D10-3606, 4D10-5244, Fla....
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 2, 2016 22:14
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[Florida] "No Doubt:" In Trial Against RJR, Dr. Says Train Engineer's Smoking, Not Job, Caused COPD

A Harvard pulmonologist testified this week he has "no doubt in his mind" that a former railroad worker who was a 3-pack-a-day smoker now suffers from emphysema because of his 30-year smoking history, rather than exposure to locomotive fumes, as trial con
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 2, 2016 21:35
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[Florida, New York] USA, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus ANTONIO FARIAS, Defendant-Appellant (PDF)

Farias purchased more than 18 million unstamped Marlboro cigarettes from undercover agents of the [ATF], at a significantly below- market price, and he arranged to have the cigarettes transported for sale on an Indian reservation in upstate New York...
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
added Sep 2, 2016 22:19
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, and LIGGETT GROUP LLC, Appellants, v. SHARON PUTNEY Appellee. (PDF)

Because our previous decision regarding the statute of repose defense has been quashed, we direct the trial court to reinstate the punitive damage awards against Philip Morris USA, Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 2, 2016 17:34
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Florida Supreme Court Denies Petition For Review Of Tobacco Suit ($$)

denied an Engle progeny plaintiff’s petition to hear a case where a $5.8 million verdict awarded to a smoker’s widow was vacated and a new trial was ordered by a lower appellate court (Kathleen Gafney, as Personal Representative of the estate of Frank Eug
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 1, 2016 16:52
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Reject Appeal Over Improper Engle Trial Closing ($$)

Florida Supreme Court has declined to take up an appeal from a cigarette smoker's widow of a state appeals court's ruling that overturned a multimillion-dollar verdict against two manufacturers and ordered a new trial because of inappropriate closing rema
Law360
added Sep 1, 2016 15:37
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Restores Tobacco Cos.' $5M Punishment ($$)

reinstated a combined $5 million punishment doled out by a Florida jury against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris for their role in the death of a smoker, overturning its previous ruling that had cut that punitive damages award.
Law360
added Sep 1, 2016 15:36
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Florida State Jury Renders Defense Verdict In Tobacco Suit ($$)

A Florida jury found in favor of a tobacco company on Aug. 18, finding that a man’s addiction to cigarettes was not the cause of his heart disease in an Engle progeny suit (William Wilkins, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 31, 2016 21:16
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[Florida] KATHLEEN GAFNEY, ETC. vs. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, ETC. (PDF)

the Court having determined that it should decline to accept jurisdiction, it is ordered that the petition for review is denied. No motion for rehearing will be entertained by the Court
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 2, 2016 17:17
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[Florida] Castor to file bill allowing premium cigarmakers to donate stogies to troops

Premium cigar makers who want to donate stogies to U.S. troops serving abroad should be exempt from federal rules that prohibit charitable contributions of tobacco products. Or so says U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, responding to a Tampa Bay Times sto
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 31, 2016 16:12
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