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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Tobacco Verdicts From Florida To Stand
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by Michael Lefkowitz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 26 let stand tens of millions of dollars in Florida state court compensatory and punitive damages verdicts against tobacco companies and set the stage for potentially thousands of additional... Read More

U.S. High Court Won’t Hear Arguments That Punitives Are Preempted In Drug Cases
Posted on 7 Oct 2013 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 7 refused to hear arguments by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. that federal drug regulations and high court precedent preempt the awarding of state law punitive damages in an Aredia... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Hear Prempro/Premarin Punitive Damages Appeal
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 declined to review a Nevada Supreme Court decision affirming a $35 million punitive damages award in a Prempro/Premarin injury case ( Wyeth LLC, et al., v. Jeraldine Scofield, et al.... Read More

Supreme Court Lets Stand West Virginia Ruling Striking Plaintiffs’ Tobacco Claims
Posted on 9 Jun 2015 by Maureen McGuire

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 8 declined to review a ruling by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals rejecting the claims of more than 1,000 state residents against the tobacco industry ( Ronald Accord,... Read More