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[Florida] JOAN SCHOEFF, etc., Petitioner, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Respondent: PETITIONER’S BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

two questions: (1) When must a plaintiff’s recovery on an intentional tort claim be reduced by comparative fault? (2) When is a jury’s award of punitive damages in an amount of less than three times compensatory damages unconstitutional in a wrongful deat
Supreme Court of Florida
added May 28, 2016 13:55
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Appellant/Cross-Appellee, V. JOAN SCHOEPF, Appellee/Cross-Appellant: NOTICE TO INVOKE DISCRETIONARY JURISDICTION (PDF)

RJR raises four issues on appeal. First, it contends that the trial court erred in denying its motion for a directed verdict because Plaintiff failed to prove addiction causation. Second, it asserts that certain comments made by Plaintiff's counsel
Supreme Court of Florida
added May 28, 2016 13:37
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[Florida] DOCKET: JOAN SCHOEFF, ETC. vs. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY

05/26/2016 ORDER-JURIS ACCEPT/BRIEF SCHED (OA LATER DATE) The Court accepts jurisdiction of this case. Petitioner's initial brief on the merits shall be served on or before June 15, 2016; respondent's answer brief on the merits shall be served twenty da
Supreme Court of Florida
added May 28, 2016 13:10
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... lambs this week was Jones Day. The firm's client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was slammed Friday with $6.5...
Law360
added May 27, 2016 18:53
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[Florida] Supreme Court To Take Up Tobacco Damages Dispute

Florida Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to take up a case in which an appeals court rejected a $30 million punitive-damages award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, according to an online docket....filed by the widow of late smoker James Schoeff, is part
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 27, 2016 17:19
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[Florida] Widower Slams RJ Reynolds Ahead Of En Banc Arguments ($$)

A smoker's widower slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Monday in the Eleventh Circuit, arguing that his reliance on the landmark Engle case's jury findings to establish strict liability and negligence claims do not violate the tobacco company's due process
Law360
added May 25, 2016 04:10
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[Florida] Law Firms Defend Use Of Engle Tobacco Findings At 11th Circ. ($$)

The lawyers representing Engle progeny plaintiffs in Florida state courts told the Eleventh Circuit it shouldn't consider R.J. Reynolds' assertions that reliance on the landmark case's jury findings violates the cigarette maker's due process rights becaus
Law360
added May 25, 2016 04:09
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Lawsuits mounting over Santa Fe cigarette marketing claims

The number of federal lawsuits targeting the organic and additive-free marketing claims for the Natural American Spirit brand has climbed to 14. Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co., a subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc., emphasized the additive-free element whe
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 25, 2016 03:31
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[North Carolina] Adult smoking rate drops to another historic low of 15.1 percent in 2015

The rate of 15.1 percent, or about 37.4 million adults, represents more proof of declining smoking, considering the rate was 16.8 percent in 2014, 20.9 percent in 2005 and 24.7 percent in 1997. The CDC issued an early release of data from the 2015 Nation
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 24, 2016 22:51
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GLANTZ: RJ Reynolds never published a well-done randomized clinical trial of snus for smoking cessation

paper uses previously secret tobacco industry documents to track the design and completition of a trial RJR did that, had it been positive, could have supported a claim that snus was effective for smoking cessation, thus bolstering the widely-made claim
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 23, 2016 18:53
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