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Philip Morris Cleared at Trial Over Florida Railroad Worker's Fatal Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 26, 2017 5:54:07 PM

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Tampa, FL—Philip Morris was cleared of responsibility Tuesday for the lung cancer death of a Florida railway worker who smoked the company’s cigarettes for years.Pearson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA-017823.

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

FL Jury Awards $1.1M for Student's Back-Breaking Fall From Rental Home's Deck

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 21, 2017 10:25:20 AM

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Jacksonville, FL—Jurors Tuesday found a North Florida landlord largely responsible for the broken back a college student suffered in a fall from a rental home’s deck, and awarded more than $1.1 million for her injuries.Fournier v. Derazi, 2013CA010759. 

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Topics: Premises Liability, Florida, Fournier v. Derazi

Ford Cleared at Trial Over Airbag Deployment in Deadly Crash

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 20, 2017 3:27:59 PM

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July 21, 2017 Update: This article has been updated to include a statement from Ramon Llera's attorneys. 

West Palm Beach, FL—Ford Motor Co. and the airbags in its 2003 Mustang were not responsible for a South Florida crash that killed a 20-year old, jurors found Tuesday in trial against the auto giant. Llera v. Ford Motor Co., 2005CA001924.

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Topics: Products Liability, Florida, Transportation, Llera v. Ford Motor Co.

$1.65M Verdict Against RJR in Retrial Over Smoker's Fatal Cancer Complications

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 18, 2017 6:43:14 PM

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Fort Myers, FL—A Florida state court jury Tuesday awarded $1.65 million to the widower of a 61-year-old smoker after finding R.J. Reynolds responsible for her cancer-related death. Maloney v. R.J. Reynolds, 07-CA-015578. 

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Topics: Engle Progeny, Florida, Tobacco Litigation, Maloney v. R.J. Reynolds

Philip Morris Responsible for Florida Rail Worker's Fatal Lung Cancer, Attorney Says as Trial Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 14, 2017 1:25:35 PM


Lee Gunn delivers his opening statement at trial against Philip Morris, accused of responsibility for the lung cancer death of Donald Pearson. 

Tampa, FL—Tobacco industry deception hooked a Florida railway worker to cigarettes and eventually caused the lung cancer that killed him, an attorney for the man’s family told jurors Wednesday as trial opened against Philip Morris.Pearson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA017823.

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Topics: Products Liability, Engle Progeny, Florida, Tobacco Litigation, Pearson v. Philip Morris