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Florida Appeals Panel Upholds $14 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

affirmed a $14 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit without explanation and certified a conflict with another suit over comparative fault (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al. v. Ina E. Ahrens, No. 2D16-1651, Fla. App., 2nd Dist., 2017 Fla. App. LEXIS 10
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 17, 2017 17:31
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[Florida] Fla. Court Ruling Doesn't Affect Tobacco Case, 11th Circ. Told ($$)

A widower whose wife died of smoking-related lung cancer told the Eleventh Circuit on Monday that a recent Florida Supreme Court ruling that federal law does not preempt Engle progeny plaintiffs' strict liability and negligence claims against tobacco comp
Law360
added May 3, 2017 11:41
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[Florida] $3M, Plus Potential Punitives, Handed Down Against RJR for Smoker's Illness; Philip Morris Cleared of Responsibility

A state court jury Thursday awarded $3 million in compensatory damages to a Florida smoker’s widow, and found punitives potentially warranted for the role R.J. Reynolds played in his smoking-related illness. But, it absolved the tobacco giant of his death
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 21, 2017 18:27
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... smoker against Philip Morris USA Inc. in a blow to the tobacco company’s lawyers at Shook Hardy...
Law360
added Apr 14, 2017 17:24
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[Florida] SANTORO V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL.

plaintiff claims defendant cigarette companies hid the hazards of smoking, leading to addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 16, 2017 21:23
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[Florida] Philip Morris Beats $19M Engle Progeny Suit At Trial ($$)

not liable in a $19 million Engle progeny trial brought by the widow and daughter of a chain-smoking clothing store owner who died of lung cancer, a Miami jury decided on Thursday. The verdict came after emotional closing arguments, during which the plai
Law360
added Sep 23, 2016 22:03
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Tobacco War Lobbying Documents (PDF)

DocumentCloud.org
added Sep 2, 2016 16:24
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes Widow $10M For Veteran's Death, Jury Told ($$)

The widow of a chain-smoking military veteran who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Friday to award her $10 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., saying its concealment of cigarettes' dangers robbed her of her husband
Law360
added Aug 14, 2016 15:15
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Altria's Companies Prepare for Deeming Rule Compliance / The FDA and tobacco player resolve the issue of "mild."

The new provisions under the rule will mostly affect two of Altria's operating companies, Nu Mark LLC (e-vapor) and John Middleton Co. (cigars). "We believe we are well-prepared for these regulations, and Nu Mark and John Middleton are working now to co
Convenience Store News
added Jul 28, 2016 13:59
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[Canada] Ask and you shall receive!

A gift arrived for me from Toronto late last week in the form of a USB key containing the key documents in the Ontario cost-recover action. Among these were the statements of defence by the industry that were produced after Ontario Superior Court Case
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jul 27, 2016 21:23
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