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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., Appellant, v. LUCINDA NAUGLE, Appellee (PDF)

Philip Morris USA, Inc. (PM USA) appeals the final judgment, awarding appellee, Lucinda Naugle, $36,760,500 . . . PM USA raises five issues on appeal. We reject each of appellant's contentions of error and affirm the judgment in its entirety.
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Jul 3, 2012 01:58
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms $1.8M Tobacco Judgment ($$)

against R.J. Reynolds for a smoker's widow and added to the dispute currently at the Florida Supreme Court on how to apply the state's 12-year statute of repose to fraud claims in Engle progeny cases. Florida's First District Court of Appeal affirmed a $
Law360
added Jan 8, 2014 10:11
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[Canada] Université De Montréal Permanently Bans E-Cigarettes

Starting November 1st e-cigarettes will be officially prohibited on the Université de Montréal campus. A new legislation approved on October 7th by the university’s Executive Committee, the policy set to be enforced at the dawn of November will equate e-
MTL BLog (ca)
added Oct 31, 2014 11:32
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[Florida] Clay County woman wins $5M verdict in tobacco suit

In 2013, Gloria Bowden of Clay County filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her late husband against tobacco companies Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds. On March 26, a jury in the 4th Judicial Circuit ruled in her favor, reaching a $5 million v
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Apr 16, 2014 21:34
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[Florida] West Palm Beach widow loses in Big Tobacco lawsuit over husband’s death

An 84-year-old widow who founded Love’s Flower Shop in downtown West Palm Beach this week failed to persuade a jury that tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds was responsible for the 1993 lung cancer death of her husband.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 20, 2012 17:47
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[Florida] Fla. Firm Accuses Co-Counsel Of Stealing Engle Progeny Client ($$)

Florida law firm J. B. Harris PA sued Ice Legal PA on Monday in state court, accusing it of inducing a client to sign an illegal contract granting it exclusive representation in a multi-plaintiff Engle-progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and ot
Law360
added Nov 7, 2013 03:33
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Wins Big Ruling Too Late

Tobacco finally won a ruling that seriously undercuts the famous Engle ruling...The problem? The industry in February announced that it was settling nearly every case that might have been affected by this ruling.
Litigation Daily
added Apr 10, 2015 02:46
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EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco in Florida: Bill Would Cap Punitive Damages

these plaintiffs who continued to fight after the Florida Supreme Court's ruling — who amount to a sliver of what the industry could be fighting today — deserve their day in court, however that might turn out, either for them or for the industry.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Mar 3, 2015 08:38
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[Florida] Lorillard Sheds 36 Engle Claims, Philip Morris Ends 2 [FREE FULL TEXT]

A Florida federal judge on Friday signed off on the release of Lorillard Tobacco Co. from 36 of the Engle cases over smoking-related injuries, while Philip Morris USA Inc. shed two suits, according to court documents. The parties had previously asked th
Law360
added Apr 15, 2015 18:15
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Florida is epicenter of fight against Big Tobacco

Florida has 2,000 to 3,000 suits that descended from the Rosenblatts' class action, compared to maybe 100 pending antitobacco suits in all other states combined. Blood is in the water.
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Jun 22, 2014 20:47
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