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A cross-appeal by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in which the tobacco company asserted that it was entitled a directed verdict on intentional tort claims in an…
n a Dec. 7 holding, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal turned away claims by Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. that a plaintiff
The acquisition by Reynolds American Inc. of Lorillard Inc. did not create a fiduciary duty by British American Tobacco (BAT) PLC to Reynolds’ remaining minority shareholders because BAT…
CV Sciences is attempting to create a drug that combines CBD and nicotine as a smokeless tobacco-cessation solution. This initial drug candidate is where those lawsuits have originated. You see, back in August, noted short-seller Citron Research released
Capone died of lung cancer in 2006…Finch outlined evidence he said showed a multi-pronged effort throughout much of the latter half of the 20th century to undermine the growing weight of medical evidence on smoking’s dangers. Meanwhile, Finch said, tob
lorida Supreme Court on Thursday denied R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co.’s bids for a do-over of a closely watched October ruling in which it reinstated an $8 million…
Damages for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s negligence and strict liability shouldn’t be reduced to reflect a smoker’s own fault, the Florida District Court of Appeal, Fourth District, said Dec. 5. That’s because a jury found the company fraudulently concea
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a $6.25 million verdict in a Florida Engle-progeny smoking injury case and reinstated $20.76 million in punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA.
Thus, the decision under review must be affirmed in any event. Any other result would deny defendants a right to question potential jurors and deny them a right to a fair trial.
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