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RJ Reynolds’ Fraud Trumps Smoker’s Fault in Florida ($$)

Damages for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s negligence and strict liability shouldn’t be reduced to reflect a smoker’s own fault, the Florida District Court of Appeal, Fourth District, said Dec. 5. That’s because a jury found the company fraudulently concea
Bloomberg News
added Dec 8, 2018 20:51

[Florida] ARCHIVE: R.J. Reynolds Liable for $40.5M to Smoker’s Widow ($$)

Bloomberg News
added Dec 8, 2018 20:50

[Florida] ELIZABETH MARSH, as personal representative of the ESTATE OF MINNIE FORD and MINNIE FORD, Appellants, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Appellee. (PDF)

Under the supreme court’s Schoeff decision, the plaintiff’s compensatory damage award is not subject to a reduction for comparative negligence. Id. We therefore reverse and remand the case to the trial court for reinstatement of the jury’s verdict.
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 7, 2018 19:50

[Florida] CAPONE V. PHILIP MORRIS LIVE Trial 12/07/18 –

In this tobacco litigation, plaintiff claims defendant's concealment of smoking's dangers led to nicotine addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45

Florida Panel Affirms: After Opting Out Of Engle, Plaintiffs’ Claims Untimely ($$)

In a per curiam affirmance issued Dec. 5, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal left intact a summary judgment that two purported Engle progeny cases are barred by the...
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45

[Florida] Fla. Justices Stand By Ruling On Expert Testimony Standard ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday denied R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co.’s bids for a do-over of a closely watched October ruling in which it reinstated an $8 million...
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45

[Florida] RJR Smoker's Damages Award Can't Be Reduced, Court Says ($$)

found Wednesday that a trial court erred in reducing a longtime smoker's damages award against R.J. Reynolds by factoring in her own role in developing lung disease, concluding that the state Supreme Court has since determined that damages for intentional
added Dec 7, 2018 06:01

[Florida] Juul's "Action Plan" Is Too Late for Addicted Miami Teens, Mother Claims in Lawsuit

The new lawsuit, filed November 5 in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, accuses the makers of Juul of deceptively marketing "safe, candy-like products to which minors are attracted." The complaint says Zampa's sons and other class members were exposed to toxic le
Miami (FL) New Times
added Dec 6, 2018 17:46

[Florida] Smoking Appeal Burns Big Tobacco with $24.5M Hit at 11th Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a $6.25 million verdict in a Florida Engle-progeny smoking injury case and reinstated $20.76 million in punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA.
added Dec 5, 2018 18:16

[Florida] Editorial: FDA crackdown on e-cigs and tobacco is a win

The proposed menthol cigarettes ban will have to make it through a protracted process for federal regulations, which could take at least two years. But the new restrictions still signal a strong move to regulate nicotine, and if realized are a victory in
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Dec 3, 2018 15:54
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