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$18.5M Award to Deceased Smoker's Adult Child Tossed Out as Excessive

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 2, 2016 4:49:43 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL—A Florida appellate court this week threw out an $18.5 million award to the adult daughter of a long-time smoker who died from lung cancer, after finding the award against cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds was excessive.

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, odom v. r.j. reynolds

Hospital Negligence Paralyzed Car Crash Victim, Attorney Says as Med Mal Trial Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 30, 2016 12:22:46 PM

Bruce Ramsey, left, and Gregg Hollander, right, deliver opening statements at trial against Boca Raton Regional Hospital over the paralysis Kathleen Silkworth, represented by Hollander, claims was caused by medical negligence.


West Palm Beach, FL—Attorneys sparred over whether a car accident or medical negligence paralyzed a South Florida woman, as trial opened Monday against the hospital that treated her following her late-night crash. Silkworth v. Boca Raton Regional Hospital, 2013CA013276.

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Topics: Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Florida, Silkworth v. Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Poor Road Design Caused Accident That Cost Former UCLA Lineman His Leg, Jury Told

Posted by David Siegel on Nov 28, 2016 10:54:41 AM

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Topics: Negligence, Transportation, automotive, California

Jury Clears Driver of Exterminator's Shoulder Injuries in GA Car Crash Trial

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Nov 23, 2016 10:32:15 AM

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, rush v. mealer

$6M+ Award to Smoker's Widower After $650K Punitive Verdict Against Tobacco Cos.

Posted by Meghan Gourley on Nov 21, 2016 6:08:07 PM

Fort Lauderdale, FL—Jurors Friday awarded $650,000 in punitive damages on top of a nearly $5.5 million compensatory judgment earlier in the week to the widower of a woman with a half-century smoking habit that left her with coronary heart disease and lung cancer.  Martin v. Philip Morris, et al., 2007-CV-036440. 

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Martin v. Philip Morris