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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 tra
WLRN-Miami Herald
added May 17, 2017 16:07
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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] 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, Appellants/Cross-Appellees, v. RICHARD BOATRIGHT (PDF)

Because we have determined on the Boatrights' cross-appeal that the core of this action is grounded in intentional misconduct, the comparative fault statute, section 768.81, does not apply. Therefore, we reverse the final judgment and remand for the trial
Florida  Second District  Court Of Appeal
added Apr 12, 2017 21:03
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[Florida] Appeal court upholds $35M verdict awarded to former Bartow man who sued cigarette company

In affirming the verdict, the state’s Lakeland-based 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected arguments for a new trial by lawyers for Philip Morris USA and the Liggett Group. The only error the court found with the November 2014 trial involved the amount
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Apr 12, 2017 20:30
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BRIEF-Vector Group says company and its subsidiary reached an agreement resolving 124 Engle Progeny tobacco litigation cases pending in Florida

* Vector Group Ltd - expects to incur an after-tax charge of about $11 million in Q4 of 2016 related to settlement agreement-sec filing * Says upon dismissal of settled cases, company and liggett will be defendants in approximately 125 state court Engle
Reuters
added Dec 9, 2016 04:46
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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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[Florida] Jury Awards Ex-Smoker $35 Million: Tobacco Companies Expected to Appeal

Boatright's lawyer, Scott Schlesinger, said his client fell victim to the most successful marketing campaign in history and began smoking at the age of 12 because he liked the cowboy from the Marlboro advertisements. Boatright was a full-time smoker at 1
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Nov 15, 2014 09:17
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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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[Canada, Florida] VIDEOS: Calloway vs. RJR, et al

fraudulent concealment of dangers of smoking cigarettes manufactured by the companies, which got her husband Johnnie Calloway to get addicted to smoking at age 14 ... Verdict Amount $53,000,000.00
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 18, 2014 08:18
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