R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Tobacco Companies Lose Appeal In 'Engle' Case By The News Service of Florida • Mar 8, 2018 A federal appeals court Wednesday rejected arguments of tobacco companies and upheld a $7.5 million verdict in favor of a longtime smoker who developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Florida Supreme Court Refuses To Take Up Tobacco Case By News Service of Florida • Dec 5, 2017 In a victory for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the Florida Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case that initially involved a more than $23 billion verdict against the cigarette maker. Justices Deal Blow To Tobacco Industry By The News Service of Florida • Apr 10, 2017 As cigarette makers continue facing a barrage of lawsuits in Florida, state Supreme Court justices this week rejected arguments by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company that federal law should shield it from liability. Appeals Court Orders New Trial In Tobacco Case By The News Service of Florida • Feb 27, 2017 In a sharply worded ruling, a state appeals court Friday ordered a new trial in the death of a smoker whose estate initially won a more than $23 billion verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Court Rejects $18.5M Award In Smoker’s Death By The News Service of Florida • Dec 1, 2016 A South Florida appeals court Wednesday said an $18.5 million damages award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was excessive in a lawsuit filed by the daughter of a woman who died of lung cancer.