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[Florida] WALLACE V. PHILIP MORRIS VERDICT Trial 10/05/17 – 10/20/17

plaintiff claims defendant tobacco companies concealed the dangers of smoking, causing Robert Wallace's nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease. Outcome Phase 1 Verdict $12,000,000.00 Comparative Fault: PM USA 66% RJ Reynolds 33% Robert Douglas 1
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 16, 2017 18:00
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Florida Supreme Court Refuses To Take Up Tobacco Case

In a victory for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the Florida Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case that initially involved a more than $23 billion verdict...A three-judge panel of the appeals court blasted an attorney for the estate, pointing
WJCT Public Broadcasting (Jacksonville, FL)
added Dec 16, 2017 00:41
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[Florida] Fla. High Court Limits Reductions Of Awards In Engle Cases ($$)

ruled that the trial court erred when it reduced Joan Schoeff's compensatory damages award against [RJR] by 25 percent because of her husband's comparative fault... The comparative fault statute is “unequivocal” and does not apply to intentional torts
Law360
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] JOAN SCHOEFF, etc., Petitioner, vs. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Respondent. (PDF)

We find that the comparative fault statute does not apply to Engle progeny cases in which the jury finds for the plaintiff on the intentional torts...The reprehensibility component of our analysis is supported by the fact that RJR increased the addictiv
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Nab New Trials In Fla. Suits ($$)

appeals court Wednesday reversed nearly $47 million in damages awards against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris and ordered new trials in two Engle progeny suits against the tobacco companies.
Law360
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Appellant, v. BERNICE MCCALL, individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of MARTIN MCCALL, Appellee. No. 4D16-2016 (PDF)

In sum, we conclude that the warning label instruction was improperly given in this case. Accordingly, we are compelled to reverse and remand for a new trial. As outlined in the direct appeal analysis section, on
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. BETTYE RYAN, et. al., Appellees: Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (PDF)

Overall, the [Surgeon General] Reports were presented as authoritative and conclusive evidence that nicotine exposure essentially rewires the brain and removes an individual’s choice to continue smoking and that nicotine addiction is the fundamental reaso
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:34
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[Asia, India] Maharashtra FDA approaches law and judiciary dept over ban on e-cigarettes

has sought the opinion of the state’s law and judiciary department on what legal provisions it can invoke to impose a ban on electronic cigarettes. The move comes after the regulatory body found it can neither term vaping devices as a ‘drug’ nor as a ‘foo
Indian Express (in)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:17
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[Missouri] Prison smoking ban starts next year

After a victory in a court case brought about by an inmate in the Missouri Department of Corrections who suffered health effects from secondhand smoke, the department will ban smoking in designated smoking areas around prisons next year.
Jefferson City (MO) News Tribune
added Dec 15, 2017 03:14
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[Sweden] Swedish Match snuffs out ad for trademark infringement and violation of marketing act

The court found that Fiedler & Lundgren had identical versions of Swedish Match’s MUSTANG and SWEDISH MATCH trademarks in the ad. Further, the ad referred to the same goods – namely, snuff.
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:13
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