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Florida Judge Declares Mistrial In Tobacco Case When Jurors Can’t Agree ($$)

announced that they were unable to reach a verdict (Pearl Morse, as Personal Representative for the Estate of Jay S. Morse v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 08-CA-6848, Fla. 18th Jud. Cir., Brevard Co.).... In closing arguments offered May 25, attorney Ri
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 6, 2018 00:54
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[Florida] COHEN V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL. UPCOMING Trial 06/06/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff, claims defendant hid the dangers of cigarettes, causing nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 5, 2018 23:35
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[Florida] Smoker's Estate Asks Fla. Court To Reverse RJR Win ($$)

arguing she had no indication that she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease before the 1990 cutoff for membership in the Engle class. David Sales, who argued on behalf of the estate of Totsie Fleming, said the jury erroneously concluded Fleming shou
Law360
added Jun 5, 2018 23:31
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[Florida] $8M Award, Plus Possible Punitives, Follows Inconsistent Verdict at Cancer Trial Against RJR, Philip Morris

A rare Saturday of deliberations and juror confusion about a verdict form ended with an $8 million compensatory verdict, plus possible punitives, against the nation’s two biggest cigarette makers for the cancer death of a Florida woman. Landi v. R.J. Reyn
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 5, 2018 23:25
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South Florida Attorneys Secure $21 Million Verdict for Widow of Cancer Patient

Gary Paige, of Gordon & Doner, and Hardee Bass, of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, secured $14 million in punitive damages and another $7 million in compensatory damages for client Faye Theis. Theis’ husband, Edward, died in February 1997 at a
Law.com
added Jun 5, 2018 23:25
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[Florida] Miami attorney, Coral Gable attorney suspended over conflicts of interests in long-running tobacco litigation

an April 11 Florida Supreme Court order over alleged conflicts of interest involving current and former clients in a long-running tobacco case... The 30-day suspensions of Miami attorney Philip Maurice Gerson and Coral Gables attorney Steven Kent Hunter w
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Jun 5, 2018 23:25
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'Sin tax' looms on tobacco and alcohol in Nigeria as fears grow of a public health crisis

Nigeria’s government defied private-sector opposition to impose a new “sin tax” on Monday amid fears that growing tobacco and alcohol consumption could threaten a public health crisis. Ignoring a last-minute legal challenge, the country’s finance minist
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 5, 2018 16:12
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The impact of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in defending legal challenges to tobacco control measures [FREE FULL TEXT]

The WHO FCTC was cited in 45 decisions....The way the WHO FCTC has been cited in court decisions suggests that it has made a substantial contribution to courts’ reasoning in tobacco control legal challenges and has strengthened government’s arguments in d
Tobacco Control
added Jun 4, 2018 16:59
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[Florida] PERROTTO V. RJ REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 06/05/18 –

Debbie Perrotto is suing defendant tobacco manufacturers, claiming that defendants concealed the dangers of smoking while furthering an addiction to cigarettes that caused smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 4, 2018 15:41
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[Florida] BURGESS V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 06/05/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant hid the dangers of smoking, causing addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 4, 2018 15:40
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