$6.1M Verdict, Plus Punitives TBD, Hits Tobacco Cos. for Smoker's Death; RJR Liable for Conspiracy Despite No Link to Its Cigs

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Sep 22, 2016 9:42:52 PM

Fort Lauderdale, FL—Jurors Thursday awarded more than $6.1 million in compensatory damages and found punitives warranted for the role they concluded the nation's two largest tobacco companies played in a Florida smoker's cancer and death. Oshinsky-Blacker v. R.J. Reynolds, et al., 2008-CV-025841.

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, engle, Florida, Oshinsky-Blacker v. R.J. Reynolds

Jury Rules Smoker Failed Class Action's Citizenship Requirements, Clearing Philip Morris in His Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 22, 2016 5:28:54 PM


 Frank Kelly delievrs closing arguments on behalf of Philip Morris, at trial over Robiel Chacon's lung cancer death.

Miami—Jurors Thursday found a smoker failed state citizenship requirements for purposes of class action membership against the nation’s tobacco companies, clearing Philip Morris of liability for his lung cancer death. Chacon v. Philip Morris, 08-102-CA-09.

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Florida, Chacon v. Philip Morris

Gross Negligence Caused Urban Planner's Fatal Brain Damage, Attorney Says as Trial Against ER Docs Opens

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 22, 2016 11:15:30 AM


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Atlanta—Attorneys argued why a Georgia urban planner suffered ultimately fatal brain damage less than an hour after walking into an emergency room in 2010, as trial opened Wednesday against two ER doctors who treated her. Baker v. Dinerman, et al., 12EV015555.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Harrison Baker v. Dinerman, et al.

Traumatic Brain, Spinal Injuries Stripped Away Career, Ex-Realtor Claims in Slip and Fall Trial Against Shopping Plaza Owner

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 21, 2016 3:14:18 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL—A former realtor told jurors Tuesday a 2007 Halloween Day fall delivered traumatic brain and spinal damage that have robbed her of her career and much of her memory, as the multi-million-dollar trial against the painting contractor and plaza owner she claims are responsible entered its second week. Sumner v. Lantana Palm Beach Retail, et al., 2010CA11199.

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Topics: Premises Liability, Negligence, Retail, Sumner v. Lantana Palm Beach Retail

J&J Loses Bid To Delay Talc Powder Trial After Last-Minute Removal To Federal Court

Posted by David Siegel on Sep 20, 2016 3:19:45 AM

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Topics: Products Liability