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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... jury on Tuesday found that firm client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. bore the majority of the blame for...
Law360
added Jul 28, 2018 20:11
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Florida Jury Sides With Peripheral Vascular Sufferer At Trial With R.J. Reynolds ($$)

Punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. were assessed by a Florida jury at $1,095,000 on July 25, following a two-week phase 1 trial initiated by a 69-year-old smoker suffering from peripheral vascular disease, coronary heart disease and chroni
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 27, 2018 18:05
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[California, Florida] Western Mono Tribe Challenges Tobacco Taxes, Regulations In Complaint ($$)

Efforts by California Attorney General...Becerra to enforce various state laws implementing a tobacco [MSA] on a federally chartered corporation owned by the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Western Mono Indians were challenged by the tribe in a July 13 compla
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 27, 2018 18:02
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Ending epic debacle, Florida tobacco firms agree to pay $4.3 million sanction

The chief beneficiaries of sanctionable conduct by a pair of Florida plaintiffs' firms, the Wilner Firm and Farah & Farah, will end up being the firms’ co-counsel in a $100 million settlement of federal-court litigation by Florida smokers, under an order
Reuters
added Jul 27, 2018 14:47
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Ending epic debacle, Florida tobacco firms agree to pay $4.3 million sanction

As part of a global resolution of the sanctions issue and fee disputes, Wilner and the Farah firm agreed to cede more than $7 million in claimed attorneys’ fees to Motley Rice, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein and two other plaintiffs' firms, reducing t
Reuters
added Jul 26, 2018 01:16
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[Florida] Jury Tacks $1M Onto $3.5M Smoking Verdict Against Reynolds ($$)

hit R.J. Reynolds with roughly $1 million in punitive damages, a day after finding the company bore the majority of the blame for a smoker’s cigarette addiction and resulting vascular and heart diseases and awarding $3.52 million in compensatory damages.
Law360
added Jul 26, 2018 01:01
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Florida Still a Dismal Swamp for Cigarette Makers Fighting Death and Injury Claims

With the huge backlog of cases–and trials moving at a rate of only 30 to 50 per year–there is a chance of many claims dying with plaintiffs or their elderly survivors before they can be tried. It isn’t easy to secure a trial date, said Howard Acosta,
FairWarning
added Jul 25, 2018 17:32
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Florida Still a Dismal Swamp for Cigarette Makers Fighting Death and Injury Claims

With the huge backlog of cases–and trials moving at a rate of only 30 to 50 per year–there is a chance of many claims dying with plaintiffs or their elderly survivors before they can be tried. It isn’t easy to secure a trial date, said Howard Acosta,
FairWarning
added Jul 25, 2018 17:32
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$5M Verdict Smacks Philip Morris, RJR at Trial Over Florida Woman's Fatal Lung Cancer

A nearly $3 million punitive verdict last week capped a $5 million total award to a Florida man for the role a jury found the country’s two largest cigarette makers played in his wife’s cancer death. Kaplan v. Philip Morris, CACE 08025823.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 25, 2018 17:23
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Florida Appeals Court Affirms: New Trial Needed In Engle Progeny Case ($$)

judge’s decision to order a new trial on claims of fraud and conspiracy levied against the tobacco industry was upheld...in a dispute over statements made by plaintiff’s counsel that were later deemed prejudicial (Marilyn Oshinsky-Blacker v. Philip Morris
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 24, 2018 23:21
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