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[Florida] $1.81M Award Strikes Three Tobacco Companies for Smoker's Cancer Death

was awarded $1.81 million last week for the lung cancer death of his wife, wrapping a rare Engle progeny trial against three of the country’s four biggest tobacco companies. Santoro v. R.J. Reynolds, et al., 2008-CV-025807(19). Jurors awarded Charles San
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 4, 2017 12:30
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$19.4M Award Hammers Tobacco Companies at Trial Over Death of Florida Professor

slapped R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris with more than $19 million in damages for the role it found the cigarette makers played in the death of a former University of Florida professor. Faricy-Pardue v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA-2010.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 21, 2016 20:55
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[Florida] They took on the tobacco industry — and won

Miami Beach lawyers Robert Grover, Norman Ciment, Marvin Weinstein and Sherwin Stauber have accomplished much in their 53 years on both sides of the bench...it was their landmark courtroom victories against Big Tobacco, from which they secured more than
Miami (FL) Herald
added Dec 16, 2016 16:49
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[Florida] Watch Ursula Henninger's Closing Help Curb Punitives in Seven-Figure Tobacco Trial

"RJR only cares about money is the claim. If that's the case, why do we have Premier, Eclipse, Snus," Henninger responded in her closing as she lined up the company's traditional cigarette alternatives. "We sell Eclipse, we lose money. Why do we have th
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 14, 2016 19:47
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds At Fault For Chain Smoker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

The family of man who died of lung disease after smoking up to three packs of cigarettes every day since he was 10 urged a Florida jury on Thursday to find R.J. Reynolds liable for his illness, saying tobacco companies conspired to hide cigarettes' addict
Law360
added Sep 18, 2016 13:50
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Prevails In $3M Heart Disease Engle Trial ($$)

jury on Thursday found R.J. Reynolds not liable in a $3 million trial over a longtime smoker's coronary heart disease, finding that the smoker either wasn't addicted to cigarettes or that the addiction didn't cause his ailment. The verdict followed a wee
Law360
added Aug 18, 2016 19:52
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds To Blame For Smoking Lawyer's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Relatives of a chain-smoking lawyer who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Wednesday to find R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable for his death, saying the company hid the dangers of cigarette use from him. During opening arguments in Palm Bea
Law360
added Apr 14, 2016 15:28
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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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Florida Supreme Court Authorizes Punitive Damages in Tobacco Litigation

Yesterday’s ruling will have an obvious and immediate impact in Engle lawsuits around the state as all Engle plaintiffs will now be on equal footing with respect to punitive damages. Additionally, the opinion will also have an impact on other cases where
Newsome Melton
added Mar 18, 2016 19:45
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[Florida] Engle Cases Likely To Drag On Despite Higher Damages Risk ($$)

Court's ruling Thursday putting punitive damages in play for Engle progeny plaintiffs on non-fraud claims opens up tobacco companies to increased exposure to large damages awards, but plaintiffs attorneys say they don't expect settlements anytime soon.
Law360
added Mar 18, 2016 19:00
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