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The $12 million in punitives includes $7 million imposed against R.J. Reynolds and $5 million imposed against Philip Morris for their role in the lung cancer of Marion Landi, 69. New Call-to-action Friday’s decision followed two days of proceedings on
A New York justice on May 15 denied a motion for summary judgment…after determining that the evidence supports the insurer’s contention that the decedent misrepresented his use of nicotine on his policy application (Global Energy Efficiency Holdings Inc
In a June 7 ruling, the New York Court of Appeals found that enforcement of a law that requires retailers on reservation land to prepay taxes on cigarette sales to patrons who are not members of the Seneca Nation of Indians does not run afoul of Indian L
a Florida judge instead found that an initial, inconsistent verdict by jurors in an Engle progeny case and $8 million award for wrongful death could stand; nearly one week later, on the evening of June 8, the jury rendered a punitive damage award of $12
The daughter of a lifelong smoker who died of cancer argued Wednesday to the Florida Supreme Court that a state appeals court imposed an improper cap on damages awards when it overturned a $20 million jury verdict in her favor in an Engle progeny case.
Justices questioned attorneys for Odom and R.J. Reynolds about issues related to damage awards for adult children in wrongful-death cases — as opposed to damages that can be awarded to surviving spouses or minor children. The 4th District Court of Appeal
lorida Supreme Court justices on Wednesday sharply quizzed a cigarette-maker that urged them to throw out an $18.5 million jury verdict, arguing that adult children don’t deserve so much money for the loss of a parent.
Nigeria’s government defied private-sector opposition to impose a new “sin tax” on Monday amid fears that growing tobacco and alcohol consumption could threaten a public health crisis. Ignoring a last-minute legal challenge, the country’s finance minist
asked a New York federal judge for a quick win on more than half of the damages at issue in a $681 million cigarette-smuggling lawsuit brought by New York City and state authorities, with the delivery company’s filings asserting most of the government’s c
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