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[Florida] VILA V. PHILIP MORRIS USA: DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR A DIRECTED VERDICT ON PUNITIVE DAMAGES MAD AT THE CLOSE OF PLAINTIFF'S CASE (PDF)

Law360
added Jan 31, 2015 11:37
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[Australia, Uruguay] LETTER FROM PUBLIC HEALTH ORGS TO EUROPEAN COMMISSION (PDF)

We are deeply concerned about the potential for the tobacco industry to misuse international trade and investment agreements... We write specifically to address statements made by Philip Morris International (PMI) in its December 8, 2014 letter on ISDS
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
added Jan 31, 2015 10:42
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[Florida] Orlando attorney Dawn Millner logs a million miles on Delta

Delta Airlines notified her she had flown a million miles on the airline... Millner is the chair of Greenberg Traurig’s litigation practice in Orlando. She handles complex litigation like employment law and product liability. An example is defending tobac
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Jan 31, 2015 10:36
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of January 26

As trial opened Wednesday, Edward Caprio's lawyer, Steven Hammer, told jurors how he believed an addiction to nicotine, not a choice to smoke, left his client tied to an oxygen tank and unable to successfully quit cigarettes until last month, years after
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 31, 2015 09:51
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[Florida] Engle Trial Judge Won't Recuse Self Over Wife's Death ($$)

rejected a bid by tobacco giants including Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to recuse himself from an upcoming Engle trial, after they argued that the smoking-related death of his own wife could hinder his impartiality in the case.
Law360
added Jan 31, 2015 09:46
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[Florida] Judge reduces Reynolds’ punitive damages from $23 billion to $16 million in smoking lawsuit

On Tuesday, Circuit Court Judge Terry Terrell determined Robinson should receive the same amount in punitive damages as she did in compensatory damages. “That award is admittedly and clearly constitutionally excessive,” Terrell said. He said awarding an
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 31, 2015 09:29
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[Florida] Judge reduces Reynolds’ punitive damages from $23 billion to $16 million in smoking lawsuit

On Tuesday, Circuit Court Judge Terry Terrell determined Robinson should receive the same amount in punitive damages as she did in compensatory damages. “That award is admittedly and clearly constitutionally excessive,” Terrell said. He said awarding an
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 31, 2015 09:29
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $6M Verdict In Engle Trial ($$)

the jury assigned equal responsibility to R.J. Reynolds and to Henry Gray, who died in 1995, for his smoking related death. The jury awarded the $6 million in damages to his wife Ellen Gray for pain and suffering, and loss of companionship, among other th
Law360
added Jan 30, 2015 14:46
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[Florida] Big Tobacco 'Tortious' Conduct Evidence Out Of Trial For Now ($$)

"The court's order of Jan. 12, 2015, stands as to phase I of the trial," Judge Young wrote in a brief order Wednesday. "Whether such evidence bears on the reprehensibility of the defendants' conduct is a matter for phase II of the trial and is referred t
Law360
added Jan 29, 2015 12:56
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[Florida] Cig Addiction Caused Engle Plaintiff's Illnesses, Jury Told ($$)

Ed Caprio's addiction to cigarettes is so bad that despite suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, he ended decades of smoking only 28 days ago, before his latest New Year's resolution to quit, his attorney said in Florida court Wednesday in
Law360
added Jan 29, 2015 12:52
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