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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Win $17M Cancer Death Trial ($$)

not liable in a $17 million trial over the lung cancer death of a longtime smoker, saying that while she was addicted, the addiction was not a legal cause of her...
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 21:06
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe $17M For Woman's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

The widower of a woman who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury during closing arguments Monday to award him $17 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., saying the companies hid the dangers of smoki
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 21:06
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[Florida] Tobacco Giants Prevail in $16.7M Trial Over Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer

Jurors needed less than five hours to conclude Barbara Meachem was addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes she smoked for more than four decades, but that nicotine addiction did not cause the small-cell lung cancer that killed her in 1993.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 23, 2016 17:58
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[Florida] RJR, Philip Morris Ask 11th Circ. To Curb Engle Liability ($$)

R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris told the Eleventh Circuit Tuesday that allowing individual plaintiffs to use the landmark Engle tobacco class action's jury findings — which they called “ambiguous on their face” — to establish strict liability and negligen
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 03:46
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[Florida] BREAKING: RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Win $17M Cancer Death Trial ($$)

A Florida jury on Tuesday found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. not liable in a $17 million trial over the lung cancer death of a longtime smoker, saying that while she was addicted, the addiction was not a legal cause of her...
Law360
added Jun 21, 2016 16:46
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[Florida] Tobacco Defense Vets Take On 'Engle' Newcomer At Trial Over Smoker's Death

The vast majority of Engle trials to date have been handled by local Florida-based plaintiff attorneys, so seeing an out-of-state plaintiffs firm take an Engle case to trial is relatively rare. Representing the defendants are two litigation powerhouses t
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 18, 2016 18:56
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[Florida] Big Tobacco’s “Rabid” Advertising Caused Woman’s Fatal Addiction, Jury Told

Meacham, who began smoking in the late 1940’s at the age of 15, had consumed at least 934,400 doses of nicotine by the time the first warning labels were added to cigarette packaging... had no way of knowing smoking was dangerous due to the tobacco compan
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 16, 2016 14:48
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[Florida] LETTER: Nelson, stand up to tobacco industry

Senator Nelson, I urge you not to fall for the industry’s latest trick to avoid critical FDA oversight of these addictive and potentially lethal products by refusing to support any amendments to the agriculture appropriations bill that would hurt the pro
Bradenton (FL) Herald
added Jun 13, 2016 22:12
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Florida Judge Grants Motion To Dismiss Complaint Over Exploding Vaporizer ($$)

A Florida judge on May 27 granted the joint motion from two e-cigarette companies to dismiss the complaint of a man who was injured after his personal vaporizer blew up in his face and injured him (Evan Spahlinger v. Vaping American Made Products LLC, et
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 13, 2016 20:57
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[Florida] Owner Of Cigar Company Files Suit Against FDA Over New Regulations ($$)

claiming that the agency’s new rule regulating tobacco and tobacco products violates several federal acts and will make it difficult for the company to do business (Enrique Fernando Sanchez Icaza and Global Premium Cigars LLC v. Food and Drug Administrati
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 13, 2016 20:56
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