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[Florida] RJR Verdict Flip Shows Attys Must Plug Logical Holes ($$)

A Florida appeals court not only reversed a mesothelioma verdict against R.J. Reynolds on Wednesday, but scolded expert witnesses on both sides for their cavalier research citations and leaps in logic on the stand, demonstrating that just a small dose of
Law360
added Sep 18, 2016 13:50
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Caused Former USAF Vet's Death, Fla. Jury Told ($$)

The family of a U.S. Air Force veteran and former jail guard who died of lung disease after decades of cigarette use urged a Florida jury Thursday to find R.J. Reynolds liable for his illness, saying the tobacco company hid the dangers of cigarette smokin
Law360
added Sep 18, 2016 13:49
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[Florida] Suit Over Chain-Smoking Corrections Officer's COPD Time Barred, R.J. Reynolds Argues

the disease at the heart of each case must have "manifested" itself before November 21, 1996 for inclusion in the Engle class. During Thursday's openings, Jones Day's Emily Baker, representing Reynolds, told jurors Smith's COPD did not manifest itself unt
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 18, 2016 13:42
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Florida Court Reverses $8M Verdict, Orders Retrial For Tobacco Defendant ($$)

After rejecting an expert’s testimony that every exposure to asbestos substantially contributes to developing mesothelioma, a Florida appeals court on Sept. 14 granted a directed verdict to a gasket company and ordered a new trial for a tobacco company (
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 15, 2016 22:11
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Gets New Trial In Mesothelioma Appeal

overturned an $8 million asbestos verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co. on Wednesday, saying a court allowed expert witnesses who didn't meet the standards for rigorous evidence. Richard DeLisle was diagnosed with mesothelioma and claim
Law360
added Sep 15, 2016 04:02
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[Florida] CRANE CO., R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., and HOLLINGSWORTH & VOSE CO., Appellants, v. RICHARD DELISLE and ALINE DELISLE, his wife, Appellees. (PDF)

As we are reversing for a new trial for R.J. Reynolds based on the improper admission of the expert testimony, the new trial should include the issue of damages because of the foregoing analysis. At a new trial, the court should also reconsider th
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 15, 2016 04:02
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[Florida] Attorneys Debate Philip Morris' Potential Link to Cuban Immigrant's Lung Cancer, as Trial Opens

Attorneys Monday battled over whether choice or addiction drove a Cuban immigrant to smoke as many as 4 packs of cigarettes a day for 45 years, as trial over his lung cancer opened against the country's biggest cigarette maker. Chacon v. Philip Morris, 08
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 14, 2016 02:00
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[Florida] FDA ban on sending tobacco blocks cigars for troops

Mark Van Trees of "Support the Troops" in Wesley Chapel gets pictures from units thankful for his shipments of goodies, which include cookies, chips, coffee, and cigars. "They are great. It's a wonderful smell," he said. "It is a reminder of home. I'm h
WTVT Fox13 (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Sep 14, 2016 01:51
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[Florida] Philip Morris' Lies Caused Lung Cancer Death, Widow Says ($$)

A widow whose clothing-store-owner husband died of lung cancer...saying the cigarette maker was responsible for the death after its concerted concealment of cigarettes’ risks over the latter half of the 20th c...Elsa Chacon v. Philip Morris
Law360
added Sep 13, 2016 07:51
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Florida Appellate Panel Affirms New Trial For Tobacco Companies ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to grant a new trial to two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit because the plaintiff’s lawyer made prejudicial statements to the jury in closing arguments (David Cohen v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 4D13-2
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 11, 2016 13:49
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