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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Ordered To Pay $35 Million

Pointing to "intentional" wrongdoing in the past by the tobacco industry, a state appeals court Wednesday ordered two cigarette makers to pay a full $35 million jury award in a case involving a man who had to undergo two double-lung transplants.
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Apr 13, 2017 15:24
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask High Court To Review Engle Decision ($$)

Tobacco companies have asked the nation's highest court to review the Florida Supreme Court's decision to allow plaintiffs who were members of the landmark Engle class to use findings from that case in their individual suits, arguing that it violates the
Law360
added Aug 16, 2013 01:57
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Fla. Court Restores Wrongful Death Claim By Smoker's Estate ($$)

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 17, 2014 23:49
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., AND LIGGETT v. BOATRIGHT: ON PETITION FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW FROM A DECISION OF THE SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL (PDF)

THIS COURT HAS COMPELLING REASONS TO EXERCISE ITS JURISDICTION IN THIS CASE The impact of the Second District’s decision will extend far beyond Engle- progeny cases. The conflict between Boatright and Wheaton/Matte creates uncertainty as to whether Rule
Amazon CloudFront
added Jun 28, 2017 13:42
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[Florida] RICHARD BOATRIGHT and DEBORAH BOATRIGHT, his wife, Appellants, v PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., and LIGGETT GROUP, LLC, Appellees. (PDF)

We reverse the order of the trial court and remand for an award of attorneys' fees and costs in favor of the Boatrights. The amount of the award is to be determined by the trial court. The court's award of costs to the Boatrights pursuant to section 57
Florida  Second District  Court Of Appeal
added Apr 12, 2017 21:06
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., and LIGGETT GROUP, LLC, Defendants/Petitioners, v. RICHARD BOATRIGHT: RESPONDENTS’ BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

This Court lacks conflict jurisdiction over the Second District’s decision. This Court lacks discretionary jurisdiction to review the Second District’s decision in Boatright. Neither ground for jurisdiction argued by the Defendants is satisfied in this ca
Amazon CloudFront
added Aug 24, 2017 04:07
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Escape $1M In Atty Fees To Smoker’s Estate ($$)

cleared R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LLC of an obligation to pay almost $1 million in attorneys’ fees to the estate of a deceased smoker who won more than $2 million in a jury award, saying there was a “good reason” for the expenses incurre
Law360
added Jan 30, 2018 03:26
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Appeal $35M Sick Smoker Case

Philip Morris USA and Liggett Group LLC are challenging a 2nd District Court of Appeal ruling last month in favor of Richard Boatright, who developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age 39 because of smoking and had to undergo two double-lung tr
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 18, 2017 17:54
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[Florida] Smoker Fights To Keep Fee Award In $35M Case ($$)

A smoker who won an award of attorneys' fees and costs on top of a $35 million jury award asked the Florida Supreme Court Friday to reject an appeal of the fee award by Philip Morris and Liggett, arguing that there is no divide in the lower courts on whet
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 04:03
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This Week in the Great Depression: When Small Cigarette Companies Challenged Big Tobacco

In June 1931, with the U.S. economy in a depression and leaf tobacco prices at 20-year lows, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. decided to increase the price of Camel cigarettes. This proved a truly bad idea. And the response of consumers and competitors offers
Bloomberg News
added Oct 25, 2012 17:55
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