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[Florida] Fla. Smoker's Family Gets New Trial Against Philip Morris ($$)

appeals court ruled Monday that the family of a mortician who died of lung cancer after years of smoking Philip Morris USA Inc. cigarettes should get a new trial on noneconomic damages after a jury awarded just $300,000, far less than the $15 million requ
Law360
added Jul 26, 2017 19:43
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[Florida] Philip Morris Not Liable For Smoker's Death, Jury Finds ($$)

not liable for a longtime smoker’s lung cancer and death, finding that the man was not addicted to Philip Morris’ cigarettes, hours after the company had argued the smoker knew the risks and never wanted to quit.
Law360
added Jul 26, 2017 19:42
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Florida Supreme Court Reviews Asbestos in Cigarette Filters Case

has agreed to take up a case filed by Richard DeLisle who claims that his mesothelioma was caused by asbestos in cigarette filters and other products. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co. were the manufacturers accused of causing the exposure with asb
Mesothelioma.com (Early, Ludwick, Sweeney & Strauss)
added Jul 26, 2017 15:02
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[Florida] Court Backs New Trial On Damages In Tobacco Case

“The trial court granted a new trial on non-economic damages because it found the jury's verdict both inadequate and against the manifest weight of the evidence,” said Monday's ruling, written by appeals-court Judge Timothy Osterhaus. “We see no abuse of
WLRN-Miami Herald
added Jul 26, 2017 15:02
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[Florida] Prejudiced jury leads to new trial in Escambia County family's tobacco death case

An appeal decision handed down Monday remands a civil lawsuit between an Escambia County family and a tobacco company back to circuit court for a retrial. The family of Norman Lamar Danielson sued Philip Morris USA in 2007 after the smoker's death, which
Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Jul 25, 2017 15:00
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Florida Jury Awards $1.6 Million To Plaintiff In Retrial Of Engle Progeny Lawsuit ($$)

a woman’s lung cancer and death were caused by her addiction to cigarettes and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s failure to warn her about the dangers of smoking and awarded her husband $1.65 million (John Maloney v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 07-CA-015578, Fl
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 22, 2017 21:17
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Splits Blame In $1.6M Lung Cancer Verdict ($$)

a longtime smoker and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. were equally to blame for the lung cancer that ultimately caused her death, holding R.J. Reynolds is only partially responsible for a $1.65 million damages award. Jurors in Fort Myers concluded the eight-da
Law360
added Jul 20, 2017 04:13
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[Florida] Morgan & Morgan Wins $1.65M Verdict, Scores Major Victory Against Big Tobacco

Morgan & Morgan, the nation's largest plaintiffs' firm, is thrilled to announce that its attorneys Craig Stevens and John Dill scored a major $1,650,000 verdict in a landmark victory against tobacco company R.J. Reynolds this week, ending an eight year lo
PR Newswire
added Jul 20, 2017 03:44
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[Florida] Can marijuana smoking cause lung cancer?

In the lawsuit, Morgan made some claims about the benefits of marijuana and then said this: “Despite decades of marijuana being used for smoking in the United States, there have been no reported medical cases of lung cancer or emphysema attributed to ma
True Viral News (TVN)
added Jul 20, 2017 00:57
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Florida Federal Judge Dismisses Counterfeit Tobacco Pipe Lawsuit ($$)

on July 7 denied a glass-pipe maker’s motion for default judgment in a copyright infringement suit and dismissed the suit without prejudice after finding that the plaintiff “lacks standing to pursue its federal claims” and the court lacks subject matter j
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 18, 2017 03:17
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