Jury To Hear Closings In Long-Running Trial Over J&J’s Alleged Cancer Causing Talc Powders

Posted by David Siegel on Oct 25, 2016 9:57:58 PM

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Topics: product liability

Experts Link Electroshock to Doctor's Claimed Brain Injury, Conclude up to $29M in Economic Damages, in Trial of Psychiatrist

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 25, 2016 7:20:28 PM

Dr. Peter Breggin tells jurors he believes electroshock therapy caused Dr. Shaul Dadi's brain damage during trial against Dr. Praturi Sharma, the psychiatrist who oversaw the electroshock treatment. 

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Florida, Dadi v. Sharma

$20M in Punitives Slams RJR, Brings Total Verdict to $29M in Trial over Smoker's Fatal COPD

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 25, 2016 4:35:52 PM

Eric Rosen argues R.J. Reynolds' decades-long concealment of smoking's dangers warrants punitive damages for the death of Elaine Konzelman, who developed fatal respiratory disease after smoking the company's cigarettes for years. Jurors awarded $20 million in punitives, brining the total award to nearly $29 million in the case. 

Fort Lauderdale, FL—Jurors Tuesday imposed a $20 million punitive award against R.J. Reynolds for the role the tobacco company played in the fatal respiratory disease of a Florida smoker, bringing the total award in the case to nearly $29 million. Konzelman v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-019620.

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, Engle Progeny, Florida, Konzelman v. R.J. Reynolds

$8.8M Compensatory Award Against RJR for Smoker's Death Dwarfs Plaintiff's Request, Trial on Puntives Begins

Posted by Meghan Gourley on Oct 25, 2016 3:05:49 PM

Fort Lauderdale, FL—Jurors awarded nearly $8.8 million in compensatory damages to a Florida man for the smoking-related death of his wife, and found R.J. Reynolds potentially liable for punitive damages, after concluding the tobacco company was responsible for the woman's nicotine addiction and respiratory disease.  Konzelman v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-019620.

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Konzelman v. R.J. Reynolds

$21M False Arrest Case Against Agnes Scott College Ends in Mistrial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 21, 2016 1:30:55 AM

Lloyd Bell and David Ladner deliver closings at trial against Agnes Scott College over claims Amanda Hartley was falsely arrested and imprisoned on groundless sexual assault charges. Judge Johnny Panos declared a mistrial in the case Thursday after reports a juror conducted outside research during the trial.  

Decatur, GA—Reports of juror misconduct Thursday scuttled a $21-million trial during deliberations over the claim that an Atlanta-area women's college was responsible for the false arrest and imprisonment of a woman on baseless sexual assault charges.  Hartley v. Agnes Scott College, 11A36461-4.

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Topics: Georgia, Hartley v. Agnes Scott College