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Atlanta Jury Awards $200K to Driver Injured in Tractor-Trailer Wreck

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 19, 2018 3:03:25 PM

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Atlanta—Jurors Wednesday awarded $200,000 to a Georgia woman for injuries she suffered in a 2013 crash with a tractor trailer. Akhundov v. Ramos and Unimex Logistics, LLC., 15EV003047.

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Topics: Akhundov v. Ramos, Trucking, Georgia

R.J. Reynolds Cleared at Trial Over Octogenarian's Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 19, 2018 12:53:22 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL—R.J. Reynolds prevailed Wednesday at trial over claims it was responsible for a Florida man’s lung cancer.  Ridley v. R.J. Reynolds, 2011CA005250.

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Topics: Ridley v. R.J. Reynolds, tobacco, Florida, Engle Progeny

GA Appeals Court Limits Emotional Distress Claims in Suit Over Deadly Boating Accident

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 12, 2018 3:24:11 PM

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Atlanta—The Georgia Court of Appeals Wednesday concluded three children’s claims for emotional distress stemming from a deadly boating accident could go forward, but it limited those claims only to what involved the children's own physical injuries. Malibu Boats LLC f/k/a Malibu Boats Inc., et al. v. Batchelder, et al. 

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Topics: Georgia Court of Appeals, Negligence

Jury Finds COPD-Related Claim Against RJR, Philip Morris Time-Barred

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 12, 2018 1:25:01 PM

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Miami—Jurors Thursday cleared R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris of responsibility for a Florida man’s respiratory disease, after finding the claim time-barred. Ortiz v. Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, 2008CA000847.

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Topics: Ortiz v. Philip Morris, Florida, Engle Progeny, tobacco

BREAKING: Boston Jury Hits RJR With $43.1M Verdict in Cancer Trial, Clears Philip Morris & Auto Parts Co.

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 12, 2018 11:00:00 AM

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Update 10/12/18: A Massachusetts state court jury Friday afternoon awarded the family of a former brake worker $43.1 million after finding R.J. Reynolds liable for his lung cancer death, but jurors cleared Philip Morris and an auto parts company of responsibility. 

The verdict, reached after four days of deliberations, includes $13.1 million in compensatory damages for the 2015 death of Lous Summerlin and $30 million in punitives imposed against Reynolds. 


Boston—Jurors entered their fourth day of deliberations Friday at trial over claims the nation’s two biggest cigarette makers and an auto parts company are responsible for a Massachusetts man’s fatal cancer. Summerlin v. Philip Morris, et al., 1581CV05255.

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Topics: Summerlin v. Philip Morris, tobacco, Massachusetts, Asbestos