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[Florida] Jury Awards Nearly $4.5 Million Plus Potential Punitives in Engle Progeny Suit Against RJR

Jurors awarded Helen Taylor more than $4 million in damages after finding that her history of smoking R.J. Reynolds cigarettes was fueled by a nicotine addiction that caused her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and peripheral vascular disease. Helen
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 7, 2014 16:50
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[West Virginia] Tobacco trial

Cigarette companies begin arguments today in a West Virginia lawsuit that accuses them of ignoring the health of smokers. The companies are hoping to cast doubt on a class-action claim that healthy smokers need free diagnostic tests to protect them from
WTVM-TV Ch. 9 (Columbus, GA)
added Nov 3, 2014 11:24
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[Florida] Jury awards settlement for long-time smoker

Another large jury verdict has been rendered against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Florida, with a long-time smoker awarded $14.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages. The case in the Middle District of Florida also affects Philip Morris USA, whic
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 25, 2014 18:08
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[Florida] ARCHIVE: Miami Atty Wants Cut Of $218M Big Tobacco Fees, Suit Says ($$)

Former associate John Hoag claims he was induced into signing an agreement in October 1999 with Stanley M. Rosenblatt PA -- the small firm that launched massive anti-tobacco class actions -- that promised him a $100,000 bonus to...
Law360
added Oct 7, 2014 16:31
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[Florida] Philip Morris Must Pay $26.5M In Engle Case Over 'Light' Ads ($$)

denied Philip Morris' two motions for judgment as a matter of law seeking to reverse its loss at the trial, where a jury awarded roughly $6 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages to decades-long smoker Judith Berger, who suffe
Law360
added Sep 19, 2014 17:54
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[Florida] Engle Trading Card Tuesday: Robert McCarter

While Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Robert McCarter has not argued as many Engle cases as other attorneys, he’s won both cases he’s tried on the issue of fault. Moreover, CVN’s only Engle case in which damages were awarded against him was a retrial in Naugle, wh
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 17, 2014 18:03
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[UK, USA] Imperial fires up e-cigarette legal battle ($$)

Fontem Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of UK-based Imperial Tobacco, has filed a suit in California against nine US e-cigarette makers, including the top three – Lorillard’s Blu Ecigs, NJOY and Logic – which together account for about 80 per cent of t
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 11, 2014 09:02
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Supreme Court skeptical of limits on federal campaign contributions

appeared ready Tuesday to toss another: the limit on the total amount an individual donor can spend on federal candidates.
Washington Post
added Oct 9, 2013 10:39
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TOBACCO V. DOUGLAS - On Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari To The Supreme Court Of Florida: BRIEF OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS

If allowed to stand, the ruling has the potential to dramatically transform the law of preclusion and improperly increase the liability exposure of the Chamber’s members and all companies doing business in the United States.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
added Sep 19, 2013 12:20
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[Florida] Plaintiff in Hernando tobacco case likely to take stand

Bigger told jurors that Rizzuto started smoking regularly at age 13. He preferred L&Ms and Marlboro Reds and would smoke one to two packs a day. He now has severe emphysema and one-third the tuypical lung capacity of a man his age and size, Bigger said.
St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Aug 21, 2013 09:34
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