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Jury Holds RJ Reynolds Accountable to Florida Widow

San Francisco, February 5, 2015 — Attorney Sarah London of the San Francisco office of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that a jury in federal court in Florida last week returned a verdict of $6 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (“RJR”) for Ellen Gray, the wife of […]

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Jurors Hold Philip Morris and RJ Reynolds Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy

Damages Totaling $41.1 Million Returned in Florida Federal Court Nashville — October 22, 2014 — Attorney Kenneth Byrd of the Nashville office of national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that a jury in federal court in Florida today returned a verdict of $41.1 million against Philip Morris USA Inc. and […]

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Tobacco’s Costly Legal Waiting Game Takes $20 Million Hit

Jordana Douglas was less than enthused when she learned she had been picked to sit on a jury to decide whether a Delray Beach, Florida, woman was justified in blaming R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for her mother’s death from lung cancer. “OK, well that seems a little unnecessary,” the 19-year-old West Palm Beach resident said […]

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R.J. Reynolds’ Certiorari Petition to the U.S. Supreme Court Denied

The United States Supreme Court today denied R.J. Reynolds’ petition for a writ of certiorari (review) in the federal Engle progeny litigation, along with petitions in nine state-court Engle progeny cases. Read the full details here.

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Jurors Hold Tobacco Companies Accountable For Engaging In 50-Year Conspiracy Of Misrepresenting Dangers Of Smoking Cigarettes, Plaintiffs’ Counsel Announce

Damages Totaling Nearly $32 Million Returned In Two Cases in Federal Court In Florida This Month Jacksonville—April 19, 2013 – Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that a jury in federal court in Florida yesterday returned a verdict of $5.9 in compensatory damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to Thelma Ruth Aycock for the […]

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Florida Supreme Court Stubs Out Big Tobacco Appeals of Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts

As reported by Flaglerlive, a major Florida Supreme Court ruling this week against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is already having ripple effects, with justices rejecting three other industry appeals of multimillion-dollar verdicts. The court declined to hear the appeals, siding with spouses of people who died because of smoking-related illnesses. Read more on the Flagler Florida […]

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