Philip Morris Marketing Targeted Women, Drove Smoker's Deadly Addiction, Lawyer Says in Cancer Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 28, 2017 7:47:03 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL—The cigarette addiction that led to a Florida woman’s death was fueled by ads targeting women and smokers looking for a “healthier” choice, a lawyer for the woman’s family said Wednesday, as a rare Florida trial outside the Engle progeny line of lawsuits opened against Philip Morris.Gentile v. Philip Morris, 2015CA005405.

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Gentile v. Philip Morris

Suit By Smoker's Widow to Blow Back into Florida Court After 2016 Hurricane Caused Mistrial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 25, 2017 4:16:32 PM

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Melbourne, FL—As Florida recovers from the statewide devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irma this month, jury selection is scheduled to begin next week in a tobacco case whose 2016 trial was scuttled by the approach of Hurricane Matthew. Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA-052862.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Wallace v. Philip Morris

Trial Begins in Former FedEx Employee’s Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit

Posted by David Siegel on Sep 20, 2017 9:26:25 AM

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Topics: Employment Law

Robert Monyak Details 2 "Worlds" in Closings That Help Clear Doc in Trial Over Vacuum-Assisted Birth |VIDEO|

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Sep 19, 2017 5:35:57 PM


Using an analogy to paint your opponent’s case in simple, stark contrast to your own can serve as a powerful introduction to a closing argument. In closings of a malpractice trial against a physician accused of negligence during a vacuum-assisted childbirth, Robert Monyak cleared his client by vividly detailing two conflicting “worlds” he believed the jurors saw. Cantrell v. Moore, 13-A-49232. 

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Cantrell v. Moore

Keith Puya's Closing Argument Helps Clear Doctor in Trial Over Patient's Terminal Colon Cancer |VIDEO|

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Sep 15, 2017 3:52:31 PM

In closings at trial of a South Florida doctor accused of negligence that led to a patient's colon cancer, Keith Puya used the plaintiff's own arguments on cancer growth rates to help seal a defense win. Kazandjian v. Vastola, et al., 2015CA005637. 

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Florida, Kazandjian v. Vastola