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Trial Set This Week Over Whether Alleged Defect in Powered Cart's Design Caused Teen's Brain Injury

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 23, 2017 2:43:00 PM

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Atlanta, GA—Trial is scheduled to begin this week against a powered-cart manufacturer accused of responsibility for the lifelong brain damage a Georgia teenager suffered when he was thrown from one of its vehicles during an Independence Day celebration. Gardner v. Textron Inc., 14EV001346.

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, product liability, Gardner v. Textron Inc.

Closely Watched Johnson & Johnson Talc Powder Mesothelioma Trial Resumes After Mistrial

Posted by David Siegel on Oct 20, 2017 10:33:21 AM

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Topics: Products Liability, California

Tobacco Conspiracy Drove Addiction That Ended in Smoker's Cancer Death, Attorney Says as Trial Begins Against R.J. Reynolds

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 18, 2017 11:06:16 PM

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 Orlando, FL—A Florida smoker who grew up in Kentucky's tobacco country was among generations of children targeted by the tobacco industry, leading to a decades-long nicotine addiction that ended in his cancer death, an attorney for the smoker’s family said as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds Monday. Hochreiter v. R. J. Reynolds, 2015CA003926.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Florida, Hochreiter v. R.J. Reynolds

$7.1M Verdict Slams Philip Morris in Trial Over Virginia Slims Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 13, 2017 9:35:50 AM

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West Palm Beach, FL—A state court jury Tuesday handed down a $7.1 million award to the family of a woman who died from smoking-related lung cancer, after it concluded Philip Morris played a central role in her death.Gentile v. Philip Morris, 2015CA005405.

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Gentile v. Philip Morris

$500K Verdict Hits Homeowner for House Guest Injured in Deck Collapse

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 13, 2017 8:11:04 AM

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Decatur, GA—Jurors Wednesday awarded $500,000 to a woman who shattered her leg in a house deck collapse, after they found the home’s owner largely responsible for the crash and cleared the property manager of responsibility. Conover v. Three Options Realty, 16A59190.

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Topics: Premises Liability, Georgia, Conover v. Martin and 3 Options Realty