R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY vs GWENDOLYN ODOM, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ETC.,

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DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOURTH DISTRICT R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. GWENDOLYN E. ODOM, Personal Representative of the ESTATE OF JUANITA THURSTON, Appellee. No. 4D14-3867 [November 7, 2018] ON REMAND FROM THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County; Timothy McCarthy, Judge; L.T. Case No. 502008CA038863XXXXMBAJ. Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, Val Leppert, William L. Durham II, Philip R. Green and Jeffrey L. Furr of King & Spalding LLP, Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC, for appellant. David J. Sales of David J. Sales, P.A., Jupiter, and Rosalyn Sia BakerBarnes, Mariano Garcia and T. Hardee Bass of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A., West Palm Beach, for appellee. DAMOORGIAN, J. This matter is before us on remand from the Supreme Court of Florida following its decision in Odom v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. SC17-563, 2018 WL 4496563 (Fla. Sept. 20, 2018), quashing our decision in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Odom, 210 So. 3d 696 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016). In accordance with the supreme court’s mandate, we affirm and remand for reinstatement of the final judgment. Affirmed and remanded with instructions. MAY and CIKLIN, JJ., concur. * * *