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[Florida] Former Smoker Seeks Reinstatement Of $20 Million Punitive Damages Award ($$)

won a total of $26.5 million in an Engle progeny suit asked the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 2 to reinstate $20 million in punitive damages, saying the trial judge erred by revoking the damages (Judith Berger v. Philip Morris USA Inc., Nos.
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 7, 2018 19:58
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[Florida] $41.7M Award Against RJR for Smoker's COPD One of Largest Engle Tobacco Verdicts in Three Years

a nearly $27.8 million punitive verdict, capping a $41.7 million total award against the tobacco giant for its role in the respiratory disease that jurors found forced a Florida woman to undergo a lung transplant. Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-022
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 7, 2018 16:44
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[Netherlands] ADDICTION TREATMENT PROVIDERS JOIN DUTCH HOSPITALS' LAWSUIT AGAINST TOBACCO INDUSTRY

The Dutch Network for Addiction Care, an umbrella organization for various organizations dealing with addiction, is joining a major lawsuit against the tobacco industry. "The cigarette is a criminal product and all 'dealers' must be dealt with. This prod
NL Times (nl)
added Feb 6, 2018 18:24
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[Florida] Ex-Smoker Urges 11th Circ. To Revive $20M Punitive Win ($$)

Judith Berger said the tobacco company has “cherry-picked” statements she made about her actions decades ago to misrepresent that she was not influenced by its advertisements when she decided to start smoking. “Philip Morris insists on viewing the evid
Law360
added Feb 6, 2018 22:07
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[Florida] Jury Tacks $28M Onto Smoker's $14M Win From RJ Reynolds ($$)

Following just over three hours of deliberations after roughly two days of arguments and testimony in the second phase of the trial, focused on punitive damages, the Fort Lauderdale jury returned Monday afternoon with the $27,799,999.99 verdict against R
Law360
added Feb 6, 2018 22:05
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[Canada] BC Liberal leader batted for big tobacco against BC

The newly-elected BC Liberal leader once acted for multinational tobacco... Andrew Wilkinson represented Philip Morris International Inc., as it and other big tobacco companies dragged the Attorney General of BC through the court system[1], fighting the
ThinkPol (ca)
added Feb 6, 2018 18:22
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Melvyn Weiss, Lawyer Who Fought Corporate Fraud, Dies at 82

A 1994 lawsuit against the tobacco company R. J. Reynolds was credited with helping to kill its advertising campaign built around the cartoon character Joe Camel, which industry critics argued was targeted at underage smokers.
New York Times
added Feb 6, 2018 04:28
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[Minnesota] HUMPHREY III: Big tobacco is finally forced to tell the truth

as a veteran of the tobacco trials of the 1990s, I know how hard they can fight...Health advocates including the Association for Nonsmokers Minnesota, ClearWay... have launched their own campaign to “correct the corrective statements.” The health coaliti
MinnPost.com
added Feb 5, 2018 19:31
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SAMAKOW: Smoking: Aren’t the dangers obvious by now? Health and Legal Analysis

Product liability and wrongful death claims continue to be filed against the tobacco companies. No amount of money to a smoker, or to his or her survivors, is worth developing the smoking habit. For those addicted, every effort should be made to stop sm
Communities Digital News
added Feb 4, 2018 19:00
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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in Philip Morris International Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline

The class action, filed in United States District Court, for the District of New Jersey... “[f]ormer employees and contractors [of Phillip Morris] have detailed irregularities in the clinical experiments that underpin Philip Morris International’s applica
Business Wire
added Feb 7, 2018 01:00
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