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[Florida] Appeals Court Overturns Verdict In Smoker's Death

A three-judge panel ruled in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. and ordered a new trial in the Palm Beach County case filed by Kathleen Gafney, the widow of smoker Frank Gafney.
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Mar 25, 2016 13:11
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Lower Smokers' Hurdle For Engle Class Eligibility ($$)

Supreme Court expanded punitive damages for Engle progeny plaintiffs, tobacco companies were dealt another blow Thursday as the court ruled that a smoker did not need an official diagnosis before the cutoff date for membership in the original Engle class.
Law360
added Mar 25, 2016 05:50
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[Florida] Supreme Court deals another blow to tobacco industry

For the second week in a row, Florida Supreme Court justices have ruled against the tobacco industry's attempts to fend off costly lawsuits about illnesses and deaths linked to smoking. Justices, in a 5-2 ruling Thursday, rejected R.J. Reynolds Tobacco C
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Mar 25, 2016 03:45
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[Florida] Smoker's $3.8M Award Reversed Over Improper Trial Closing ($$)

Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal said R.J. Reynolds deserves a new trial because attorneys for Kathleen Gafney asked jurors to issue a damages award that would “speak loud and speak clear” and send a message. The attorneys also made improper com
Law360
added Mar 24, 2016 09:06
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. KATHLEEN GAFNEY Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (PDF)

Comments accusing an opposing party’s attorney of wanting the jury to evaluate the evidence unfairly, of trying to deceive the jury, of deliberately distorting the evidence, or of participating in a concerted scheme to do so, have no place in our legal
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Mar 24, 2016 08:53
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[Florida] $5.8 mln Engle verdict tossed over counsel's closing remarks

A Florida appeals court has reversed a $5.8 million verdict for a woman suing over her husband's smoking-related death, finding that her lawyers had made a series of improper comments during closing arguments.
Reuters
added Mar 24, 2016 08:46
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[Florida] Appeals court overturns verdict in Palm Beach County tobacco case

A three-judge panel ruled in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. and ordered a new trial in the case filed by Kathleen Gafney, the Boca Raton widow of smoker Frank Gafney who started smoking by age 15.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Mar 23, 2016 21:10
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[Florida] Tobacco Retailer Warning Letters: J's Food Corner, Pinellas Park, FL 2/25/16

The violation observed during the February 11, 2016, inspection includes the following: A minor was able to buy 305’s Menthol 100’s cigarettes on February 11, 2016, at approximately 6:06 PM in the establishment. A retailer must NOT sell cigarettes, cig
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Mar 23, 2016 14:52
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. DIANNE WEBB, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES CAYCE HORNER: Opinion filed March 21, 2016.

the trial court erred in ruling that Appellee was entitled to attorney’s fees under the Agreement. Accordingly, the Final Judgment for Resolution Funds is REVERSED. WINOKUR, J., CONCURS; SWANSON, J., DISSENTS WITH OPINION. SWANSON, J., dissentin
Amazon CloudFront
added Mar 22, 2016 21:04
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Wins Atty Fee Row With Engle Plaintiff ($$)

In a split decision, a Florida appeals court ruled Monday in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. that an agreement to pay $965,000 in attorney's fees to the daughter of a deceased smoker in an Engle progeny case was invalidated when the court had ordered a
Law360
added Mar 22, 2016 20:59
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