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[Florida] Attorneys Debate Cause of Smoker's Death as Trial Against R.J. Reynolds Opens

Loretta Ellis smoked a pack or more of cigarettes for more than 50 years, favoring R.J. Reynolds’ Winston brand, before her death in 2010. Ellis’ son, George, claims his mother died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, brought about by her
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 1, 2018 14:44
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IRIMI, Petitioner, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., ET AL., Respondents: AMICUS BRIEF OF THE FLORIDA DEFENSE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS

Thus, the decision under review must be affirmed in any event. Any other result would deny defendants a right to question potential jurors and deny them a right to a fair trial.
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 30, 2018 22:29
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[Florida] Marketing campaign made teens want to smoke, estate claimed

After being diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, a form of lung cancer, James Chadwell underwent multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. However, the cancer metastasized to his brain, and he died in November 1993, at the age of 31.
Verdict Search (Law.com)
added Nov 30, 2018 18:47
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$7.25M Award Hits R.J. Reynolds at Trial Over Florida Man's Heart Disease

The award includes $5 million in compensatory damages and $2.25 million in punitives imposed against Reynolds for the part jurors found the company played in the heart disease that forced Paul Rouse to undergo a triple bypass surgery in 1999, when he was
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 30, 2018 16:07
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Urge Supreme Court To Take On Due Process Challenge ($$)

In a Nov. 19 petition for certiorari, two tobacco companies assert that the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals erred in upholding the Florida Supreme Court’s mandate that...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 30, 2018 15:33
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[Florida] Fla. Defense Attys Back RJR In New Trial Fight With Smoker ($$)

Florida Defense Lawyers Association showed its support Wednesday for a new trial ordered between R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and a smoker, citing the company's inability to sufficiently question potential jurors in a case that could have a statewide impact.
Law360
added Nov 30, 2018 15:19
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9th Circuit Upholds Sanction Against Attorney For Tobacco Plaintiff ($$)

The due process rights of an attorney representing a lung cancer sufferer were not violated by a California federal judge who imposed a $1,500 sanction in connection with...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 29, 2018 00:46
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[Florida] The Briefcase: Reynolds faces $4.75M verdict in Engle progeny case

According to Courtroom Video Network, plaintiff Paul Rouse was awarded $2.5 million in compensatory damages and $2.25 million in punitive damages. Rouse claimed that Reynolds hid from him the dangers of cigarettes, leading to his addiction and smoking-r
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 29, 2018 00:37
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Florida Jury Returns Verdict In Favor Of Engle Progeny Plaintiff ($$)

On Nov. 26, a jury empaneled before Judge Antonio Arzola of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court for Dade County awarded a former smoker $2.25 million in punitive damages following...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 29, 2018 00:33
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[Florida] $20M Punitive Damage Award In Favor Of Tobacco Plaintiff Reinstated ($$)

In a Nov. 26 holding, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a Florida federal judge’s grant of judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) on behalf of...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 29, 2018 00:29
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