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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Nicked with $750K Verdict in Widower's Suit Over Fatal Lung Cancer

awarded a Florida widower $750,000 for the death of his wife, after finding that her four decades of smoking R.J. Reynolds cigarettes, but not the company’s marketing tactics, caused her fatal lung cancer. Lewis v. R.J. Reynolds, 2009-30058-CIC.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 2, 2015 14:37
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[Europe, USA, New York] Circuit Declines En Banc Review of RJR Nabisco Ruling

Second Circuit judges who argued against allowing the European Community to pursue civil racketeering claims against RJR Nabisco for an alleged global money laundering conspiracy have lost their bid to have the full court decide the issue. A majority of t
New York Law Journal
added Apr 14, 2015 11:00
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[Florida] DAMIANAKIS v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.

Damianakis was a citizen and resident of Florida on or before the cut-off date of November 21, 1996, and note that Philip Morris has conceded for the purpose of this litigation that Mr. Damianakis's smoking-related illness manifested before the cut-off
Law360
added Jan 8, 2015 21:13
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Stands By Denial Of Philip Morris Bid

reissued an opinion in an Engle progeny case, granting defendant Philip Morris USA Inc. some clarifications but refusing to reconsider its decision reversing a summary judgment in favor of the tobacco company. The Second District stood by its holding in
Law360
added Jan 8, 2015 20:56
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[Florida] Three Masterful Techniques for Arguing Damages

Gregory Barnhart argues for up to $20 million in punitive damages in Wilcox v. R.J. Reynolds. The jury ultimately awarded $8.5 million in punitive damages alone. ... it's especially important to use that data to lead your jury step-by-step your final nu
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 26, 2014 22:46
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[Florida] Addiction Caused Smoker’s Deadly COPD, Argues Plaintiff’s Attorney

Keith Mitnick tells jurors that Patricia Dawn Allen’s addiction to cigarettes was a cause of her fatal chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mitnick represents Andy Allen, who is suing tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, claiming thei
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 2, 2014 20:26
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[Florida] Tobacco Manufacturers Hit With $4M Verdict in Lung Cancer Suit

The jury’s verdict, delivered about 10 p.m. Friday evening, came after more than three hours of deliberations and found that cigarettes manufactured by Philip Morris USA, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co., caused Nick Perrotto’s lung canc
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:42
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[Florida] Judge Rejects Philip Morris' Recusal Bid In Engle Suit ($$)

saying public comments he made about trial lawyers' role in preventing tobacco deaths were taken out of context. The Engle progeny case involves plaintiff William Starbuck, a smoker who was involved in the massive class action against American tobacco co
Law360
added Nov 18, 2014 16:22
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[Canada] Flavored Tobacco Use Among Canadian Students in Grades 9 Through 12: Prevalence and Patterns From the 2010–2011 Youth Smoking Survey

This study examined patterns of use of flavored tobacco products in a nationally generalizable sample of Canadian students in grades 9 through 12 after the implementation of a national ban on certain flavored tobacco products.
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Jun 20, 2014 12:00
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Illegal tobacco trade 'a plague' in Central Canada

continues to flourish, with some First Nations manufacturers using industrial-grade machines that can crank out 3,000 to 10,000 cigarettes per minute, says a newly released RCMP...Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, the federal
PostMedia News (ca)
added Jun 5, 2014 10:38
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