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Georgia Supreme Court Upholds $40M Award Against Chrysler in Fuel Tank Explosion Case, While Applying Key Admissibility Test Under State's Evidence Code 

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 4, 2018 11:00:18 PM

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Atlanta—The Georgia Supreme Court last month upheld a $40 million award against Chrysler for the death of a toddler in a Jeep fuel tank explosion, and in doing so outlined key elements in the state’s five-year-old Evidence Code.

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Walden v. Chrysler Group LLC

RJR Prevails at Trial Over Florida Woman's Death, As Jury Rejects Link Between Its Cigs and Her COPD

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 30, 2018 3:38:28 PM

 

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Tampa, FL--R.J. Reynolds was cleared of liability Wednesday for the death of a Florida woman when jurors rejected a claimed link between the company's cigarettes and her respiratory disease.  Gay v. R.J. Reynolds, 07-CA-014649.

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

Ford's Rejection of Engineers' Advice Caused Deadly Roof Collapse, Attorney Claims as Trial Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 27, 2018 7:09:01 PM

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Lawrenceville, GA—Ford ignored clear safety issues in the roof design of many of its F-series pickup trucks, leading to the 2014 death of a Georgia couple in a rollover crash, an attorney for the couple’s family said as trial opened against the auto giant last week. Hill v. Ford Motor Co., 16-C-04179-S2. 

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Hill v. Ford Motor Co.

Jury Slaps R.J. Reynolds With $13.5M Total for Role in Smoker's Fatal Respiratory Disease

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 23, 2018 5:01:55 PM


DeLand, FL—Jurors this week awarded $13.5 million to the family of a Florida smoker after finding R.J. Reynolds responsible for his respiratory disease-related death.  Brown v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017 30003 CI.

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

Ford Faces Trial This Week Over Claim Defective Roof Design Killed 2 People in Truck Rollover Crash

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 20, 2018 3:51:13 PM

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Lawrenceville, GA—Jury selection is underway at trial against Ford Motor Co. for the role it may have played in the April 2014 rollover crash deaths of a Georgia couple. Hill v. Ford Motor Co., 16-C-04179-S2.

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Topics: Products Liability, Georgia, Hill v. Ford Motor Co.