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$7.25M Award Hits R.J. Reynolds at Trial Over Florida Man's Heart Disease

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 30, 2018 9:11:18 AM

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Miami—Jurors awarded $7.25 million to a Florida man for the heart disease it found was caused by a decades-long addiction to R.J. Reynolds cigarettes. Rouse v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017-CA-017202.

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

BREAKING UPDATE: Jury Clears Plane Manufacturer at Trial Over Crash That Injured 2

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 16, 2018 1:26:42 PM

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Update: Fort Lauderdale, FL—Jurors Friday afternoon found Daher-Socata and Socata North America were not at fault for the 2014 plane crash that injured a Georgia physician and her husband, the plane's pilot.

The verdict, reached after more than eight hours of deliberations in Florida's 17th Judicial Circuit, cleared the French plane manufacturer and its North American subsidiary on plaintiff's design defect, failure-to-warn, and negligence claims. Attorneys for the couple had sought more than $15 million in damages. McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, CACE15014561.

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Topics: McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, Aviation, Florida, Transportation

Jury Finds Smoker Completely Responsible for Fatal Cancer, Clears RJR in Engle Tobacco Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 16, 2018 10:57:34 AM

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Orlando, FL— R.J. Reynolds prevailed Thursday at trial over the lung cancer death of a 49-year-old smoker, when a Florida state court jury found the smoker completely responsible for the disease. Hochreiter v. R.J. Reynolds, 2015CA003926.

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

Atlanta Judge Enters $18.75M+ Judgment Against MARTA for Paratransit Bus Passenger's Fall

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 16, 2018 9:09:10 AM

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Editor's note: CVN will publish video of the trial as soon as possible.  

Atlanta—A Fulton County Superior Court judge Thursday entered an $18.75-plus million post-verdict judgment against MARTA, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, following trial over a paratransit van fall that left a passenger with catastrophic brain damage. Johnson v. MARTA, 2017CV287279. 

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Topics: Johnson v. MARTA, Georgia, Transportation

As Trial Opens Against RJR, Attorneys Argue Whether Smoker's Heart Disease Claim Is Time Barred

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 15, 2018 6:50:06 PM

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