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[Florida] Smoker's Daughters Fight To Get Defense Verdict Overturned ($$)

The daughters of a smoker who died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease asked a Florida appeals court Tuesday to overturn a defense verdict in favor of Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., arguing the trial court erred in its instructions
Law360
added Oct 5, 2016 01:50
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[Florida] Girl, 14, is burned by fireball after man's e-cigarette explodes on the Hogwarts Express in 'freak accident' on Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando theme park

was burned when a man's e-cigarette exploded and shot a fireball at her, police said. The 14-year-old Caroline Saylor was riding the Hogwarts Express train with her family around 3.30pm on Saturday when an unnamed man's e-cigarette blew up in his pocket,
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 3, 2016 04:35
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[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $9 Million Verdict Against Cigarette Companies

The jury found that Mr. Oshinsky was addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes and that his addiction caused his lung cancer in 1993 and his death in 2000. They found that he reasonably relied on statements and omissions made by Philip Morris USA, Inc. and R
MarketWired
added Oct 2, 2016 02:35
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[Florida] Jury Slaps RJR With $6.4M Verdict, but $0 Punitives, in Trial Over Smoker's Fatal Emphysema

awarded $6.4 million to the family of a Florida smoker who died of emphysema, but handed down a $0 punitive verdict Thursday, one day after finding R.J. Reynolds potentially liable for punitives for its role in the smoker's death. Prentice v. R.J. Reynold
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 2, 2016 02:35
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[Florida] Jury Slaps RJR With $6.4M Verdict, but $0 Punitives, in Trial Over Smoker's Fatal Emphysema

Jurors awarded $6.4 million to the family of a Florida smoker who died of emphysema, but handed down a $0 punitive verdict Thursday, one day after finding R.J. Reynolds potentially liable for punitives for its role in the smoker's death. Prentice v. R.J.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 2, 2016 02:35
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Escapes Most Blame In $6M Death Verdict ($$)

In an unusually conflicted verdict, a Florida jury has awarded $6.4 million to the family of a smoker who died of lung disease and found R.J. Reynolds owed punitive damages, but concluded the smoker himself was mostly responsible for his own death...John
Law360
added Oct 2, 2016 01:46
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Florida Jury Awards $6.4 Million To Estate In Tobacco Suit ($$)

awarded the estate of a man who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) $6.4 million after finding that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s role in a conspiracy among tobacco companies to hide the dangers of smoking led to the man’s disease and dea
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 30, 2016 22:26
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Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Tobacco Trial ($$)

in favor of Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny suit after finding that a widow was unable to pursue claims against the tobacco company because her husband was not a citizen of Florida when his lung cancer manifested (Elsa Chacon v. Philip Morris U
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 30, 2016 22:26
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[Florida] REYNOLDS, PHILIP MORRIS USA and LIGGETT, Appellants, v. MARVINE CALLOWAY (PDF)

TAYLOR, J, dissenting....Although I agree that many of the comments made by plaintiff’s counsel were improper, I would find no abuse of discretion in the trial court’s ruling that they did not constitute a sufficient basis for a mistrial. I would therefor
Wolters Kluwer
added Sep 30, 2016 12:54
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[Florida] $55M in punitive damages award against four tobacco companies overturned due to attorney misconduct

The Florida Court of Appeal for the Fourth District issued a new opinion overturning a nearly $55 million punitive damages award against four tobacco companies and ordering a new trial based primarily on its finding that the cumulative effect of plaintif
Wolters Kluwer
added Sep 30, 2016 12:54
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