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Florida Jury Renders Defense Verdict In Tobacco Suit ($$)

found that a man who died of lung cancer was addicted to cigarettes but found that the man was at fault for his disease and death and rendered a defense verdict in an Engle progeny suit (Jewell Mobley v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2007-CA-001709,
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 13, 2018 20:35
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants, v. ROBERT A. GORE, SR, Appellee (PDF)

To the extent the defendants now suggest on appeal that Dr. Proctor’s testimony went beyond a historical opinion and ventured into a scientific opinion (i.e., that adding ammonia to cigarettes increases their addictiveness), the defendants failed to p
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 15, 2018 21:32
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[Florida] Lies, Addiction Led to Smoker's Lung Transplant, Atty Argues as Trial Opens Against R.J. Reynolds

Dawn Schlefstein was a regular smoker by the time she was 16...her family contends Reynolds...caused her emphysema by conspiring to hide the dangers of smoking for much of her life, while engineering their product to be addictive.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 19, 2018 21:27
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[Florida] SCHLEFSTEIN V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 01/16/18 –

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease were caused by defendant's concealment of smoking's dangers.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 12, 2018 14:00
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[Florida] Fla. Court Affirms New Trial In $3M Tobacco Case ($$)

A Florida appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a trial court's decision to order a new trial in a smoker's case against tobacco companies that resulted in a $3 million award because the tobacco companies were unable to sufficiently question potential juror
Law360
added Jan 11, 2018 19:33
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Graham Petition for certiorari denied on January 8, 2018

Issues: (1) Whether, when there is no way to tell whether a prior jury found particular facts against a party, due process permits those facts to be conclusively presumed against that party in subsequent litigation; and (2) whether, if the Engle v. Ligge
SCOTUSBlog
added Jan 9, 2018 22:10
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Florida appeals court throws out $12 million tobacco verdict

finding that the trial judge wrongly denied the jury a readback of testimony. The unanimous three-judge panel of the Florida District Court of Appeal, Second District, ordered a new trial in the case brought by the estate of a longtime smoker who died fr
Reuters
added Nov 17, 2017 21:46
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[Florida] Smoker's Deadly Cancer Began in Lungs, Not Elsewhere, Dr. Concludes in Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

A 42-year-old Florida smoker likely died of lung cancer that spread to her brain, a cancer specialist testified Wednesday, despite scant remaining medical records surrounding her treatment, as trial over the woman’s death continued against R.J. Reynolds.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:54
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[Florida] QUACKENBUSH V. R.J. REYNOLDS: UPCOMING Trial 11/06/17 –

In this tobacco litigation, plaintiff claims defendant concealed the dangers of smoking, leading to addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 5, 2017 21:10
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. COLETTE S. O'HARA, as Personal Representative for the Estate of GARRY L. O’HARA, Appellee (PDF)

Although the jury here may have found causation under either a reliance theory or an omission/concealment theory (or both), the Martin instruction only impacted the reliance theory. For all we know, the jury may have found legal causation solely on a
Florida's First District Court of Appeal
added Oct 12, 2017 00:49
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