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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Deserve $12.5M Punitive Hit, Widower Says ($$)

The $12.5 million figure represents about a day's excess profits for the companies, said plaintiff's attorney Eric Rosen of Kelley/Uustal. "These companies, R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, only know one thing," he said. "They only know one thing, and i
Law360
added Nov 18, 2016 22:01
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[Florida] Naples passes resolution to ban smoking in public places

smoking will be banned in some outdoor areas of the city. Brandi Gembel, who was in Cambier Park on Thursday with her children, supports the proposed ban, which would include the park. "I don't like to smell it; I don't want my kids smelling it."
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Nov 18, 2016 14:09
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Hit With $5.4M Verdict In Engle Progeny Trial ($$)

awarded $5.4 million Wednesday to the widower of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer, finding that Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. each were partially responsible for the woman's smoking-related ailments and death and that they als
Law360
added Nov 18, 2016 00:10
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Prevails In $9M Engle Progeny Trial ($$)

found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was not liable for a longtime smoker's severe lung disease, finding that the smoker developed the disease too early to qualify for Engle class damages against the cigarette maker. Plaintiff Patricia Kloppenburg's attorney,
Law360
added Nov 18, 2016 00:06
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[Florida] Appeals Court Scuttles Rare $8M Asbestos Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds, Crane Co.

A Florida appeals court has overturned a rare $8 million verdict in an asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co., finding that a trial court shouldn’t have allowed jurors to hear testimony from an expert whose o
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 18, 2016 00:03
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Avoids Most Blame In $1M Lung Disease Verdict ($$)

Jurors in Palm Beach awarded Minnie Ford $560,000 in noneconomic damages and $462,840 for her medical expenses, and found that the cigarette giant was 15 percent responsible for her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and didn't owe punitive damages. T
Law360
added Nov 17, 2016 23:24
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[Florida] DUBINSKY vs. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al.: ORDER GRANTING PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.'S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF ORDER REQUIRING PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. TO PAY FEES AND EXPENSES

Plaintiff's Motion for a Protective Order to prevent any further deposition of Dr. Scheinbart is GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART. Counsel for Philip Morris USA Inc. shall have one (1) additional hour of time for questioning Dr. Sc
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 17, 2016 23:19
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[Florida] DUBINSKY vs. R.J. REYNOLDS, et. al.: PHILIP MORRIS USA’S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF ORDER REQUIRING PHILIP MORRIS USA TO PAY FEES AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONTINUED DEPOSITION OF DR. LEE SCHEINBART (PDF)

Plaintiff’s counsel has already used the Court’s ruling as a platform to disparage Mr. Suarez (and all of Defendants’ lawyers) publicly, accusing him of “egregious” and “unprofessional” behavior to reporters who published articles in two prominent trad
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 17, 2016 23:11
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[Florida] Judge Axes Boies Atty Sanctions Over Long Depostion ($$)

A Florida state judge nixed sanctions imposed against a Boies Schiller partner representing Philip Morris USA Inc. in a tobacco liability lawsuit who had argued that he wasn’t even present when the judge decided that sanctions were warranted.
Law360
added Nov 17, 2016 23:02
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[Florida] Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds Owe $10M To Smoker, Jury Says ($$)

$3 million each in punitive damages, bringing the total awarded to a longtime smoker who suffered from cancer and lung disease to $10 million.... The punitive damages award falls short of the $16 million that plaintiff Mary Howles had requested earlier i
Law360
added Nov 17, 2016 22:57
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