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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes $11M For Wife's Death, Fla. Jury Told ($$)

The widower of a woman who died of lung cancer after four decades of heavy smoking urged a Florida jury Tuesday to award him $11 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for her death, saying the tobacco giant hid the dangers of smoking from her until sh
added May 11, 2016 13:41

[Florida] Philip Morris Wants $20M Punitives Fight Paused For 11th Circ. ($$)

urged a Florida federal judge Thursday to hold off on deciding whether to grant a motion by a smoker in an Engle progeny case to reinstate the more than $20 million in punitive damages that she had won at trial, arguing that the...
added Apr 24, 2016 17:51

[Florida] BREAKING: RJ Reynolds Hit With $13M Verdict In Smoker Death Trial ($$)

to the children of a heavy smoker who died of lung disease, saying the tobacco company hid the dangers of cigarettes from her until she was hopelessly addicted... The case centered on the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease death of smoker Virginia Wil
added Apr 22, 2016 19:59

[Florida, Missouri] Instant Analysis: Altria Group Inc. Wins Another Big "Lights" Lawsuit

It's an important decision because it marks yet another big ruling in Philip Morris's favor, which last year had the Illinois Supreme Court reject a $10 billion judgment against the tobacco company. Last month, it asked the U.S. Supreme Court to not hear
Motley Fool
added Apr 14, 2016 15:53

[North Carolina] Farmer suing tobacco company

W. Frank Lee is suing Universal Corp. and subsidiary Universal Leaf North America U.S. Inc.... claims the Richmond, Va.-based company stole and used his ideas, confidential information and trade secrets for processing sweet potatoes for sale.
Asheboro (NC) Courier-Tribune
added Apr 4, 2016 23:19

Pair of Florida Supreme Court Decisions Lead to Mistrial in Suit Against R.J. Reynolds

Norton Thursday granted defendant R.J. Reynolds’ motion for a mistrial... The two decisions coming in the midst of the Redburn trial had too great a potential impact to avoid a mistrial, according to Jones Day’s Emily Baker, representing Reynolds. Baker c
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 30, 2016 20:42

[Florida] Appeals court overturns verdict in Palm Beach County tobacco case

A three-judge panel ruled in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. and ordered a new trial in the case filed by Kathleen Gafney, the Boca Raton widow of smoker Frank Gafney who started smoking by age 15.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Mar 23, 2016 21:10

[Florida] BREAKING: RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Beat $3M Engle Suit At Trial ($$)

won a defense verdict in a $3 million Engle progeny suit brought by a woman alleging their cigarettes caused her lung cancer and disease, with a Florida jury finding that her ailments did not develop...
added Feb 23, 2016 21:56

[Togo, Massachusetts] High-Profile Law Firm Pulls Insensitive Press Release After Winning Big Tobacco Lawsuit

Several hours after we posted a story about how a high-profile New York law firm posted an insensitive press release bragging about how they fought off a class action lawsuit filed against their client — tobacco giant Phillip Morris — the press release i
added Feb 17, 2016 10:36

[Florida] Fla. Court Affirms $3M Engle Award For Smoker's Widow ($$)

The three-judge panel for Florida's First District Court unanimously affirmed the jury's verdict in favor of Gloria Bowden that came out of a 2014 trial in which each of the tobacco companies was found to be 30 percent liable for Bowden's pain and suffer
added Feb 2, 2016 23:48
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