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A. Defendants Seriously Misstate and Ignore the Evidence Which Supported the Jury’s Compensatory Damage Award. PM and RJR state the compensatory damage award in this case is “grossly excessive” because it was more than “necessary” to compensate M
Two tobacco companies appealing a $10 million jury award…the trial judge erred in allowing the jury to award more than just compensatory damages since Michigan law, the state where Howles lived and smoked for most of her life, applies and doesn’t allow
Whatever their physiological effects, the most immediate threat of these nicotine-delivery devices comes from a battery problem called thermal runaway . . . In the absence of laws or regulations on e-cigarettes, legal liability may be the best way to ap
A state court jury last week cleared R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris of punitive liability for the role the tobacco companies played in the death of a Florida smoker. Starr-Blundell v. R.J. Reynolds
A host of states and anti-tobacco groups have thrown their support behind the state and city of New York’s bid Wednesday for the Second Circuit to affirm a $247 million penalty against United Parcel Service Inc. for helping to move untaxed cigarettes fro
New York state on Feb. 21 urged an appellate panel to uphold a federal judge’s $247 million verdict against the United Parcel Service (UPS), saying UPS had plenty of notice of the kind of damages the plaintiffs were seeking (The State of New York, et al.
found R.J. Reynolds cigarettes caused the lung cancer that killed a Florida smoker, but cleared Reynolds of financial liability in the case. Mobley v. R.J. Reynolds…attributed 95% of responsibility for the fatal cancer to Mobley himself and awarded no
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up cigarette-maker R.J. Reynolds’ appeal of former Norwich resident Barbara Izzarelli’s $28 million jury award for smoking-related cancer, a development her attorney said signals that Connecticut is a favorable
Mississippi-based Smokers Best Group LLC urged a Florida federal judge Tuesday to reject a magistrate judge’s recommendation that he find in favor of a Florida tobacco company on its claim that a cigarette maker fraudulently transferred assets to SBG to a
Former Norwich resident and smoker Barbara Izzarelli is in line to receive at least $28.1 million in damages against R.J. Reynolds after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear the case.
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