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Tobacco Companies Ordered To Pay $35 Million

Apr 13, 2017
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Pointing to "intentional" wrongdoing in the past by the tobacco industry, a state appeals court Wednesday ordered two cigarette makers to pay a full $35 million jury award in a case involving a man who had to undergo two double-lung transplants.

Appeals Court Backs New Trial In Sick Smoker Case

Sep 8, 2016
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A state appeals court ruled Wednesday that some tobacco companies should receive a new trial in a case involving a woman who suffered smoking-related illnesses --- but it also overturned a verdict in favor of cigarette maker Philip Morris USA.

Court Rules Against Tobacco Companies On Ban Question

Aug 11, 2016
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A state appeals court Wednesday rejected arguments by two tobacco companies that part of a landmark Florida Supreme Court ruling amounts to an improper ban on selling cigarettes.

Tobacco Industry Takes Hit In Punitive Damages Ruling

Mar 21, 2016
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In a defeat for the tobacco industry, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday opened cigarette makers to more potential punitive damages in lawsuits stemming from smokers' illnesses or deaths.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A $100 million settlement has been reached between three major tobacco companies and hundreds of people who sued them for smoking-related deaths and illnesses in Florida federal court.

The tentative agreement announced Wednesday involves R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. The deal resolves about 400 cases pending before a federal judge in Jacksonville, but does not affect thousands of other lawsuits pending in Florida state courts.