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[Florida] Jury Hits R.J. Reynolds for $5M in Widow's Suit over Fatal Cancer

Jurors sided with the widow of a longtime Florida smoker who died of lung cancer, awarding her $5 million in compensatory damages and rejecting claims by the tobacco company that the lawsuit was time-barred. Mathis v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-47118.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 17, 2016 13:23

Florida Woman Files Engle Progeny Suit In Florida State Court ($$)

n Aug. 3 filed suit in Florida state court, claiming that two tobacco companies misled her about the dangers of smoking cigarettes, which caused her medical ailments (Betty Sue McDonald v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 16-CA-007249, Fla. Cir., 13
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 16, 2016 22:56

Florida Jury Awards $5 Million To Widow In Tobacco Suit ($$)

awarded the estate of a man who died from lung cancer as a result of smoking cigarettes $5 million in compensatory damages after finding that the deceased was a member of the Engle class (Hazel Mathis v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2007-CA-47118, Fla.
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 16, 2016 22:53

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $5M Verdict Over Veteran's Cancer Death ($$)

awarded $5 million to the widow of a chain-smoking military veteran who died of lung cancer, slapping R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with a slim majority of the blame for his death but finding the company doesn't deserve to pay punitive damages.
added Aug 16, 2016 15:54

[Florida] US Customs & Border Protection Are Chopping Cigars In Half

Cigars are being destroyed at the Port of Miami and it appears that US Customs and Border Protection are behind it. Earlier this week a shipment from Davidoff reached a retailer in New Hampshire. The normal packing tape was replaced with green tape deno
The Cigar Authority
added Aug 15, 2016 01:31

[Florida] Ex-Insurance Exec Who Suffered Heart Disease Says Cigarettes Controlled His Life, as Trial Begins Against RJR ($$)

told jurors cigarettes controlled his life so completely it was all he thought about by the time he finally quit, as trial against cigarette-maker R.J. Reynolds got underway this week. Wilkins v. R.J. Reynolds, 15-2007-CA-20.15-2007-CA-20.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 14, 2016 19:29

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes Widow $10M For Veteran's Death, Jury Told ($$)

The widow of a chain-smoking military veteran who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Friday to award her $10 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., saying its concealment of cigarettes' dangers robbed her of her husband
added Aug 14, 2016 15:15

[Florida] Carlton: Not a smoker's world anymore

I remember after the Clean Indoor Air Act passed way back when that a brilliant, chain-smoking judge I covered put a great deal of legal research into getting his private office exempted. It worked, but only for a little while. Some smokers argue this b
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 13, 2016 19:24

[Florida] Federal Judge Denies Tobacco Plaintiff’s Motion To Reinstate Punitives ($$)

denied an Engle progeny plaintiff’s motion seeking to reinstate $20 million in punitive damages because the issue the plaintiff raised on appeal is better suited for the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to rule on
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 12, 2016 20:03

[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA and R.J. REYNOLDS v. JAMES HARRIS LOURIE: Opinion filed August 10, 2016. (PDF)

this Court in Engle necessarily decided that the approved Phase I findings are specific enough. . . . Accordingly, we reject the defendants' argument that the Phase I findings are too general to establish any elements of an Engle plaintiff's claims . .
Florida  Second District  Court Of Appeal
added Aug 12, 2016 20:02
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