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[Florida] Reynolds Rejected by Court on $20 Million Smoker Award

The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a $20 million award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and a second cigarette maker, rebuffing the tobacco industry's latest effort to derail thousands of Florida suits.
Bloomberg News
added Nov 26, 2012 16:23
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[Florida] Reynolds Rejected by Court on $20 Million Smoker Award

The justices today refused to hear a joint appeal from R.J. Reynolds and Vector Group Ltd. (VGR)’s Liggett unit. A jury said the two companies were responsible for the death of Janie Mae Clay, who smoked for 40 years and died in 2003 of lung disease.
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Nov 29, 2012 14:39
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Jury Awards $35M Damages To Florida Smoker

A former smoker from Polk County – who underwent two lung transplants – was awarded $35 million in damages. Though the jury sided with 61-year-old Richard Boatright on Wednesday, Philip Morris USA and the Liggett Group tobacco companies will probably appe
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Nov 13, 2014 15:14
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[Florida] Cooper v. RJ Reynolds

Outcome Hung Jury - Mistrial / defendant tobacco companies, including R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris, and Liggett, argue that Cooper's larynx cancer did not "manifest" itself prior to the cut-off date to fall within Engle.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 30, 2014 18:13
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[Florida] Longtime smoker Rizzuto wins $12.5M verdict in cigarettes trial

A jury of six people found that two cigarette companies were largely responsible for John Rizzuto's lung disease and awarded him more than $12 million late Friday. The jury in Hernando County decided that Philip Morris USA and Liggett Group owes Rizzuto
Baynews 9 (Tampa, FL)
added Aug 24, 2013 11:14
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Timeline

Spanning three centuries, the following timeline lists the most significant milestones from Liggett's long and illustrious history.
Liggett Vector Brands
added Oct 24, 2013 03:18
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[Florida] Ill smoker's lawsuit set for trial in Hernando

On Monday, the 66-year-old Spring Hill resident will walk into the Hernando County Government Center, hoping a jury will find that the manufacturers of the cigarettes he smoked for years are partly to blame for his lung disease. Observers say Rizzuto vs.
St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Aug 10, 2013 01:00
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Restores Wrongful Death Claim For Smoker ($$)

finding the plaintiff's daughter, as the estate's representative, should have been allowed to amend the original personal injury suit to add a wrongful death claim. A lower court had granted Kimberly Roden's 2009 motion to substitute for her mother, Lore
Law360
added Aug 14, 2014 02:34
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask Fla. Justices To Weigh In On Atty Fee Row

Philip Morris USA Inc. and Liggett Group LLC asked the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to reverse the award of attorneys' fees and costs for a smoker who won a $35 million jury award, arguing that the lower courts of appeal are divided on whether or no
Law360
added Jun 23, 2017 02:14
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[Florida] Smoker's Estate Wins $1M In Fees From RJR, Liggett ($$)

judge ruled Ward was entitled to reasonable fees for expenses incurred proving basic, already decided facts the defendants had refused to admit — such as the fact that cigarettes contain nicotine, and that nicotine is addictive — during the jury trial in
Law360
added Nov 20, 2015 03:18
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