Georgia Judge Sanctions Ford After Finding It Forced Mistrial in Wrongful Death Rollover Case

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 1, 2018 12:35:51 PM

Testimony from Dr. Thomas McNish that Judge Shawn Bratton considered one of multiple "willful" violations of court orders, warranting sanctions against Ford in a suit over the deaths of a Georgia couple. 

Editor's Note 8/2/18: This article is updated with a statement from Ford. 

Lawrenceville, GA—A Gwinnett County State Court judge last month precluded Ford from challenging its underlying fault in a wrongful death rollover suit, as part of an array of sanctions for conduct that he concluded forced a mistrial in the case. Hill v. Ford, 16-C-04179-S2.

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

Jury Awards $4.6M to Smoker After Finding RJR Liable for His Heart, Vascular Diseases

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 31, 2018 1:05:13 PM

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Pensacola, FLA state court jury awarded $4.62 million last week to a Florida smoker who claims R.J. Reynolds is responsible for a decades-long nicotine addiction that caused his heart and vascular diseases. Bush v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007CA003083.

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

$5M Verdict Smacks Philip Morris, RJR at Trial Over Florida Woman's Fatal Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 25, 2018 9:43:36 AM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— A nearly $3 million punitive verdict last week capped a $5 million total award to a Florida man for the role a jury found the country’s two largest cigarette makers played in his wife’s cancer death. Kaplan v. Philip Morris, CACE 08025823.

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

Georgia Hospital Hit With $2.6M+ Verdict for Patient's Debilitating Fall From Wheelchair

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 25, 2018 9:28:01 AM

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the trial's verdict. 

Douglasville, GA— Jurors Wednesday awarded more than $2.66 million to a Georgia woman for the debilitating leg injury she suffered in a fall from a hospital's wheelchair. Byrom v. Douglas Hospital, 13-SV-00346.

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Topics: Georgia, Byrom v. Douglas Hospital

Pipe Insulation Co. Scores Come-From-Behind Asbestos Trial Win Despite Sanctions

Posted by David Siegel on Jul 20, 2018 1:01:16 PM

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Topics: Products Liability, Asbestos