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Florida top court denies rehearing case that rejected Daubert evidence standard

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co and Crane Co, two defendants in an asbestos-related case, had asked the court to reconsider its opinion, saying the ruling would “inevitably lead to difficult separation-of-powers disputes.”
Reuters
added Dec 10, 2018 01:16
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Stand By Ruling On Expert Testimony Standard

lorida Supreme Court on Thursday denied R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co.’s bids for a do-over of a closely watched October ruling in which it reinstated an $8 million...
Law360
added Dec 8, 2018 20:51
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RJ Reynolds’ Fraud Trumps Smoker’s Fault in Florida ($$)

Damages for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s negligence and strict liability shouldn’t be reduced to reflect a smoker’s own fault, the Florida District Court of Appeal, Fourth District, said Dec. 5. That’s because a jury found the company fraudulently concea
Bloomberg News
added Dec 8, 2018 20:51
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Stand By Ruling On Expert Testimony Standard ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday denied R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co.’s bids for a do-over of a closely watched October ruling in which it reinstated an $8 million...
Law360
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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[Florida] RJR Smoker's Damages Award Can't Be Reduced, Court Says ($$)

found Wednesday that a trial court erred in reducing a longtime smoker's damages award against R.J. Reynolds by factoring in her own role in developing lung disease, concluding that the state Supreme Court has since determined that damages for intentional
Law360
added Dec 7, 2018 06:01
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[Florida] ELIZABETH MARSH, as personal representative of the ESTATE OF MINNIE FORD and MINNIE FORD, Appellants, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Appellee. (PDF)

Under the supreme court’s Schoeff decision, the plaintiff’s compensatory damage award is not subject to a reduction for comparative negligence. Id. We therefore reverse and remand the case to the trial court for reinstatement of the jury’s verdict.
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 7, 2018 19:50
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[Florida] Smoking Appeal Burns Big Tobacco with $24.5M Hit at 11th Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a $6.25 million verdict in a Florida Engle-progeny smoking injury case and reinstated $20.76 million in punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA.
Law.com
added Dec 5, 2018 18:16
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[Florida] Attorneys Debate Cause of Smoker's Death as Trial Against R.J. Reynolds Opens

Loretta Ellis smoked a pack or more of cigarettes for more than 50 years, favoring R.J. Reynolds’ Winston brand, before her death in 2010. Ellis’ son, George, claims his mother died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, brought about by her
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 1, 2018 14:44
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$7.25M Award Hits R.J. Reynolds at Trial Over Florida Man's Heart Disease

The award includes $5 million in compensatory damages and $2.25 million in punitives imposed against Reynolds for the part jurors found the company played in the heart disease that forced Paul Rouse to undergo a triple bypass surgery in 1999, when he was
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 30, 2018 16:07
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Urge Supreme Court To Take On Due Process Challenge ($$)

In a Nov. 19 petition for certiorari, two tobacco companies assert that the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals erred in upholding the Florida Supreme Court’s mandate that...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 30, 2018 15:33
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