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[Florida] $30M Award Against RJ Reynolds Too Big, Fla. Court Says

was excessive compared with the properly determined, $10.5 million compensatory award, a Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday, remanding the case for a recalculation but not a retrial. A majority panel of the Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled that t
Law360
added Nov 5, 2015 02:22
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[Florida] Jury Finds Philip Morris Liable For Mortician's Death ($$)

awarded $325,000 in compensatory damages to the family of a mortician who died of lung cancer after years of smoking Philip Morris USA Inc. cigarettes, far less than the $17 million that the family had asked for, and found that punitive damages were warra
Law360
added Nov 5, 2015 02:21
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[Florida] $30 million in punitive damages struck down in tobacco case

A South Florida appeals court Wednesday said R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company should pay $7.875 million to the estate of a man who died of lung cancer — but ordered reconsideration of an additional $30 million in punitive damages. The ruling by the 4th Dis
Miami (FL) Herald
added Nov 5, 2015 01:56
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Caused Smoking Trucker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

A wrinkle in this case for the plaintiffs will be proving that heart disease was a major cause of Cavalier's death. The cause of death listed on his death certificate is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...However, he was diagnosed with that disease
Law360
added Nov 8, 2015 14:11
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[Florida] Philip Morris Owes $17M For Mortician's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Attorney Matthew Schultz of Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor PA told jurors during closing arguments in Pensacola, Florida, that the economic damages amount to more than $2 million, and asked jurors to award Lamar Danielson's widow and
Law360
added Nov 5, 2015 02:19
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[Florida] E-cig vendors say experience matters when vaping

Two Southwest Florida men are dealing with injuries ...Vape Con, an opportunity to educate e-cig users. Vape Con organizers said accidents or explosions happen as a result of user error with mechanical mod vapes when too much power is drawn from the
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Oct 31, 2015 21:12
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[Florida] Mortician Couldn't Quit Smoking Until After Developing Fatal Cancer, Widow Says in Trial Against Philip Morris

The widow of a Florida mortician told jurors Thursday that her husband tried unsuccessfully to stop smoking for years, but succeeded only after he was diagnosed with the cancer that eventually killed him, as trial continued in her suit against cigarette m
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 2, 2015 11:13
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[Florida] Judge Steps Down From Smoker's Suit Over RJ Reynolds Ties ($$)

Honeywell said she must recuse herself from the suit brought by Lewis Mosley...so as to avoid “even the appearance of partiality or impropriety,” because she had previously worked on behalf of R.J. Reynolds in another product liability suit.
Law360
added Oct 29, 2015 13:22
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Florida man placed in a coma after e-cigarette explosion

The family of a Florida man who was placed in a medically induced coma Monday after his e-cigarette blew up wants others to understand the dangers of the devices. Evan Spahlinger, 21, is in critical condition after he was found on the floor covered in s
Fox News
added Oct 28, 2015 18:48
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Florida man, 21, in a coma after e-cigarette EXPLODED and covered his neck and face in burns

A 21-year-old Florida man has been placed in a medically induced coma after an electronic cigarette blew up in his face. Evan Spahlinger is in critical condition after the explosion at his Naples home on Monday.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 28, 2015 18:56
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