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[Florida] 11th Circ. Says No Error In Engle Case Jury Instructions

upheld a Florida federal jury’s verdict in favor of R.J. Reynolds Co. in an Engle progeny suit that alleged the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking cigarettes, saying that the judge didn’t err in instructing the jury on the statute of limitations.
Law360
added Sep 27, 2017 21:56
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[Florida] Fla. High Court Urged To Adopt Daubert For Asbestos Case ($$)

The Washington Legal Foundation urged the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday to adopt a stricter standard for screening expert testimony as it considers whether to reinstate a mesothelioma sufferer's $8 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds and an industrial
Law360
added Sep 27, 2017 21:54
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[Florida] ARCHIVE: Court Rejects $8M Verdict In Asbestos Case

Pointing to problems with expert witnesses, an appeals court Wednesday rejected an $8 million verdict in a case filed by a man who said he suffered mesothelioma because of exposure to asbestos in cigarette filters and in other products. A panel of the
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:54
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[Florida] ARCHIVE: Plaintiff Who Lost $8M Asbestos Verdict Wants Causation Cases Consolidated

A motion by an asbestos plaintiff seeking to consolidate her appeal of a ruling excluding expert causation testimony involving cigarette filters with a second case challenging application of the Daubert standard is inappropriate because the court previous
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 27, 2017 21:52
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[Argentina, Delaware] Del. Court Grapples With Forum In Argentine Toxic Tort Suit ($$)

Supreme Court wrestled with questions of forum Wednesday as attorneys for Argentine tobacco farmers argued that the dismissal of their toxic tort cases against tobacco companies, which had claimed Delaware was an "inconvenient forum,"...involved six conso
Law360
added Sep 27, 2017 21:48
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[Norway] Swedish snus company sues Norwegian state over neutral packaging

Swedish Match is taking the Norwegian state to court as it seeks an injunction to delay neutral packaging. A change in Norwegian law requiring all tobacco products to be given neutral packaging is set to be tested in court.
The Local (no)
added Sep 27, 2017 06:50
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[North Carolina] The Roll Call: Sunday, Sept. 24

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Noel Francisco to serve as U.S. Solicitor General...Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill... criticized him for supporting the tobacco and payday lending industries, and aligning himself with right-wing groups. The vote, on Se
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 27, 2017 06:47
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[Florida] BRYANT V. PHILIP MORRIS

UPCOMINGTrial 09/27/17 – ... In this tobacco litigation proceeding, plaintiff claims defendants caused smoking-related disease by hiding the dangers of cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 27, 2017 06:44
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Suit By Smoker's Widow to Blow Back into Florida Court After 2016 Hurricane Caused Mistrial

Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA-052862. As Hurricane Matthew bore down on Florida’s east coast, Judge George Maxwell, of Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit, declared a mistrial early last October in Fontaine Wallace’s claim that a tobacco industry conspir
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 26, 2017 15:59
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Double-murderer wins court order forcing Missouri prisons to ban smoking

Simmons, 53, now known Ecclesiastical Denzel Washington, has asthma. In court filings that go back a decade, he insisted on his right to breathe unencumbered. Last week, he won a court judgment ordering Missouri state prisons to be smoke-free by April 1.
Laredo (TX) Morning Times
added Sep 26, 2017 15:19
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