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Florida Jury Awards $806,000 To Plaintiff In Tobacco Suit ($$)

awarded $225,000 in punitive damages to an Engle progeny plaintiff, bringing the total award to a widow whose husband died from coronary artery disease to $806,000 (Veda Bryant v. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 2015-CA-001691, Fla. Cir., 1st Jud., Escambia C
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 11, 2017 22:06
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[Florida, North Carolina] Reynolds gains partial win in dispute over MSA payments

received a partial, but pivotal, legal victory last week in its fight against making millions of dollars in annual Master Settlement Agreement payments to Florida on traditional cigarette brands that it no longer owns. Andre Broussard, a chancellor in th
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 7, 2017 23:38
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[Florida] JUDITH BERGER, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Defendant-Appellant: APPELLANT’S REPLY BRIEF / ANSWER BRIEF ON CROSS-APPEAL (PDF)

Comparing PM USA To A Child Predator Was Wholly Improper And Calculated To Inflame The Jury’s Passions / Plaintiff’s Counsel Improperly Disparaged PM USA’s Defense Of The Case And Injected Personal Opinions Into Closing
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 7, 2017 23:29
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[Florida] Philip Morris Wants Redo Over Atty's 'Predatory' Comparison ($$)

asked the Eleventh Circuit...to order a new trial in an Engle progeny case...arguing that plaintiff’s counsel made improper closing arguments that compared the tobacco company to a “predatory stranger stalking children.”
Law360
added Dec 7, 2017 23:25
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court denies appeal of $23B punitive damages against Reynolds

As a result of Monday’s 5-2 ruling, it appears Reynolds and Cynthia Robinson are headed toward the new Engle progeny trial ordered Feb. 24 by the Florida First District Court of Appeals. The justices declined to accept jurisdiction of the lawsuit in a o
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 7, 2017 04:18
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Florida justices agree to weigh damages in Boynton smoker’s death

Justices, in a 4-3 decision Tuesday, agreed to consider an appeal in a case filed against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. by Gwendolyn Odom of Delray Beach, whose mother, Juanita Thurston of Boynton Beach, died of lung cancer after smoking cigarettes.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Dec 7, 2017 00:25
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Florida Supreme Court declines to hear $23 billion Escambia County tobacco lawsuit

The 5-2 decision means a lower court ruling tossing out the verdict and ordering a new trial will stand. Cynthia Robinson filed a lawsuit in 2008 against the tobacco company over the death of her husband, Michael Johnson Sr., from lung cancer in 1996.
Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Dec 6, 2017 00:06
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[Florida] Reynolds Wins Ruling Over ITG In Fla. Tobacco Fee Dispute ($$)

ITG Brands LLC lost out on Thursday in a dispute over whether or not it’s obligated to keep trying to reach a deal with Florida over costs tied to its $7 billion dollar purchase of four cigarette brands from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, after Delaware’s Chancer
Law360
added Dec 5, 2017 17:52
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Won't Weigh Loss Of $24B Win By Smoker's Wife ($$)

Florida Supreme Court declined Monday to take up the appeal of a smoker's widow who had her $23.6 billion win against R.J. Reynolds overturned in a lower appeals court, sending the parties back to the trial court for a new trial.
Law360
added Dec 5, 2017 17:51
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[Florida] Reynolds gains partial win in legal case vs. ITG Brands

received a partial, but pivotal, legal victory Thursday in its effort to settle which tobacco manufacturer is responsible for making $30 million in annual Master Settlement Agreement payments in Florida on four traditional cigarette brands.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 5, 2017 16:41
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