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[Florida] Justices Question Tobacco Company's Preemption Argument 10 Years After 'Engle'

Florida Supreme Court justices grilled a tobacco defense attorney on how he hoped to limit the scope of smoking litigation a decade after the landmark Engle case. A lawyer for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Gregory Katsas of Jones Day in Washington, argued
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Nov 5, 2016 01:58
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[Florida] Fla. Judge Rejects Jury's $6M Verdict Against RJ Reynolds

Minutes after jurors gave their verdict and left the courtroom, Judge Migna Sanchez-Llorens granted R.J. Reynolds' motion for a directed verdict that rejected the jury's punitive damages finding. "The court heard no evidence that would substantiate evid
Law360
added Nov 5, 2016 01:37
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[Florida] Boies Schiller Partner Sanctioned For Lengthy Deposition ($$)

representing Philip Morris USA Inc. in a tobacco liability lawsuit for conducting a five-hour deposition of an oncologist serving as an expert in the case, calling the session “excessive” and criticizing him for wasting time.
Law360
added Nov 4, 2016 23:37
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[Florida] $21.5M Verdict, After $14M in Punitives, Against R.J. Reynolds in Trial Over Vet's Lung Cancer

Thursday’s punitive verdict came one day after the 12th Circuit Court jury awarded $7.5 million in compensatory damages to Barbara Johnston for the 1995 cancer death of her husband, Franklin “Jim” Johnston, 60, a smoker for more than three decades. Johns
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 4, 2016 23:37
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[Florida] Fla. Judge Rejects Jury's $6M Verdict Against RJ Reynolds ($$)

but the judge overseeing the case immediately threw out the jury's finding that punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. were warranted, saying that the evidence didn't...
Law360
added Nov 3, 2016 21:31
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $25M Verdict In Lung Cancer Death Trial ($$)

The punitive verdict comes after jurors awarded $10.5 million in compensatory damages to widow Barbara Jean Johnston — exactly what she had requested. The punitive damages award came in just shy of the $15 million that she had asked for.
Law360
added Nov 3, 2016 21:17
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[Florida] Jury Deadlock on Addiction's Role in Fatal Cancer Leads to Mistrial in Suit Against RJR

"Based on the communications of the jury, as well as having given the Allen charge, and that they are not able to come to a decision on question 1, and that they’ve reached an impasse, I am going to declare a mistrial, and we’ll reschedule it for trial a
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 3, 2016 16:43
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[Florida] $7.5M Verdict, Plus Possible Punitives, Thumps R.J. Reynolds at Trial Over Army Vet's Deadly Cancer

Jurors also found punitive damages potentially warranted against the cigarette giant for its part in a tobacco industry conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking that Barbara Johnston claims caused her husband Franklin "Jim" Johnston, 60, to die from lun
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 3, 2016 16:43
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Florida Jury Unable To Reach Verdict In Tobacco Trial ($$)

was unable to reach an agreement on whether a woman who died from lung cancer was addicted to cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and the judge declared a mistrial on Nov. 1 (John Maloney v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 07-CA-015578, Fla. 20th Jud
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 2, 2016 20:53
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[Florida] Study: Unborn Babies Exposed To Secondhand Smoke May Have Lower Self-Control

The more frequently a non-smoking expectant mother reported being around smokers, the lower the trajectory for development of self-control for her child between the ages of 4 and 15. That same connection was found even after accounting for other factors
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Nov 2, 2016 17:22
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