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[Florida] $55M Tobacco Damages Award Reversed Over Jury Instructions ($$)

failure to instruct the jury that the deceased smoker needed to have relied on Big Tobacco's advertisements to prove conspiracy and fraud claims...ordered a new trial ... the widow of longtime smoker Johnnie Calloway against Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. R
Law360
added Jan 7, 2016 04:51
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E-cig firms steel for legal battle

Electronic cigarette companies are steeling for a legal brawl with the Obama administration over coming regulations they believe could wipe out the fast-growing industry. The closely watched (FDA) deeming rule, now under final review at the White House,
The Hill
added Oct 31, 2015 14:19
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[Hong Kong] Tobacco giant sues Australia

More than $50 million of taxpayer money is expected to go up in smoke defending cigarette plain packaging in a secretive international tribunal. But costs will pile up if Australia loses on its first defence that Philip Morris indulged in cynical “venue
West Australian (au)
added Jul 27, 2015 15:54
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Watch a Masterful Cross-Exam of a Sympathetic Witness with Millions on the Line | Florida Trial Video Vault

Cross-examination of a sympathetic witness can be the most difficult part of a trial. It requires a deft touch to make your point without appearing as if you are bullying a witness, turning the jury against you. King & Spalding’s Jeffrey Furr, in Gray v.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 24, 2015 20:11
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[Florida] PERRY: Why would physicians testify that smoking isn't addictive? Maybe the money. Lots of money.

The medical community — including specialty societies such as the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery — needs to engage in more formal reviews of such testimony to make sure it adheres to professional ethical standards, he adds.
MinnPost.com
added Jul 23, 2015 12:54
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Asks Fla. Court To Flip $41M Engle Jury Award ($$)

asked a Florida appeals court Tuesday to overturn a $40.5 million judgment for a widow who blames the tobacco company for causing her husband's fatal lung cancer, arguing the "excessive" judgment is the largest damages award that has not been set aside.
Law360
added May 19, 2015 19:32
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[Florida] BREAKING: Jury Slaps RJ Reynolds With $25M Punitive Damages

A Florida jury on Tuesday slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $25 million in punitive damages, adding to a $21.5 million compensatory verdict...attorneys for plaintiff Thomas Ryan seized on an RJR attorney's remark that the $21.5 million compensatory
Law360
added Apr 21, 2015 19:09
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[Florida] Engle Ruling Unlikely To Shift Outcome Of Tobacco Trials ($$)

some of the original Engle jury's Phase I findings — sweeping conclusions about the general ills of cigarettes that still aid plaintiffs in Florida — amount to a ban on the products, but attorneys say it could nevertheless fail to sway state courts and ju
Law360
added Apr 10, 2015 16:11
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[Florida] VIDEOS: Dion v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.

is suing defendant tobacco manufacturers, claiming that they concealed the health effects of smoking and fueled the addiction of Marion Dion, leading to Marion Dion's smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 8, 2015 14:36
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$100 million settlement reached in Florida tobacco suit

That decision let stand findings that the companies knowingly sold dangerous products and hid smoking hazards, meaning future juries could consider that as proven fact. But the ruling also required smokers and their families to pursue individual wrongful
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 25, 2015 16:42
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