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[Florida] Hell bound

On the flip side, Florida’s Judicial Hellhole ranking might be a case of a lot of smoke but little fire, say several lawyers. One issue: Scot Goldberg, a personal injury attorney in Fort Myers with Goldberg Noone, says the report relies on overgeneraliz
Business Observer (Sarasota, FL)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:26
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[Florida] Federal Court Delivers Massive Blow to Big Tobacco on Years-long Challenge ($$)

A federal appellate court thwarted efforts by tobacco companies to overturn a multimillion-dollar judgment against them, while pointing to the “unique and difficult challenge” Florida Supreme Court’s Engle ruling created for courts and juries.
Law.com
added Mar 10, 2018 00:55
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Lose Appeal In 'Engle' Case

A federal appeals court Wednesday rejected arguments of tobacco companies and upheld a $7.5 million verdict in favor of a longtime smoker who developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...in favor of Pauline Burkhart, who began smoking in the 1950s an
WLRN-Miami Herald
added Mar 10, 2018 00:55
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[Florida] 11th Circuit Panel Affirms $7.5 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

affirmed a $7.5 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the trial court did not err by not calling a mistrial after the plaintiff’s in-court medical emergency (Pauline Burkhart v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 14-14708, 11th C
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 9, 2018 00:33
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Affirms $7.5M Tobacco Award In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

ruling that the district court did not err in its instructions to the jury or in failing to declare a mistrial after a medical incident in the courtroom...The appeals court upheld the $5 million compensatory damages award and $2.5 million punitive damages
Law360
added Mar 8, 2018 17:49
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[Florida] GAY V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 03/12/18 –

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette maker caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease by hiding the dangers of their product.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 8, 2018 17:32
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[Florida] Tobacco companies lose appeal in ‘Engle' case

The appeals court ruled in favor of Pauline Burkhart, who began smoking in the 1950s and continued until the 1990s and alleged that smoking caused the disease commonly known as COPD. A jury ruled in Burkhart’s favor, awarding $5 million in compensatory
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Mar 8, 2018 03:43
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[Canada, Florida] Patients Prefer Smoking Status Assessment by Oncologists

Patients newly diagnosed with cancer appreciate being asked about their smoking status and many think it should be assessed at each and every oncology clinic visit, Canadian researchers reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2018 Cancer Su
Oncology News (CancerNetwork.com)
added Mar 8, 2018 01:07
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[Florida, Michigan] Fla. High Court Considers Daubert Standard In Asbestos Case ($$)

A mesothelioma sufferer urged the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to reinstate an $8 million verdict and keep a less strict standard for screening expert testimony in Florida despite a 2013 state law adopting a tougher standard. In oral arguments in Tal
Law360
added Mar 7, 2018 15:55
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Much-Debated 'Daubert' Standard Has Its Day in Florida Supreme Court

Richard DeLisle filed an asbestos lawsuit against Crane Co., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and several other defendants in 2013, just before the Legislature passed the Daubert amendment. He won an $8 million verdict linking his mesothelioma to the defendant
Law.com
added Mar 7, 2018 15:35
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