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Appeals Court Orders New Trial for Tobacco Case That Produced $23.6B Verdict

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 28, 2017 8:15:36 PM

Christopher Chestnut delivers closings in Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds. A Florida state appellate court ordered a new trial in the case, after jurors handed down a 23.6 billion verdict in 2014. 


Tallahassee, FL—A Florida state appellate court ordered a new trial last week in the tobacco cancer case that yielded a record-setting $23.6 billion verdict against R.J. Reynolds.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Plaintiff Experts Endure Withering Cross-Examination By Johnson & Johnson As Talc Powder Trial Continues

Posted by David Siegel on Feb 24, 2017 10:24:34 AM

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Topics: product liability

WWII Hero's Family Awarded $6M in Trial Against RJR Over Heart and Lung Disease

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 24, 2017 9:38:31 AM

Steven Hammer delivers his closing argument at trial against R.J. Reynolds for the company's role in the heart and respiratory disease Blanche Fox claims her husband, Malcom, suffered after decades of smoking. 


Fort Lauderdale, FL--A Florida state court jury handed down a $6 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds for the role jurors found the tobacco giant played in the illness a decorated World War II veteran developed after smoking cigarettes for more than a half century. Fox v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-026348.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Fox v. R.J. Reynolds

Kaiser Accused At Trial Of Firing Employee To Avoid Costly Medical Treatment For Her Son

Posted by David Siegel on Feb 23, 2017 1:55:11 PM

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Topics: Employment Law, healthcare, California

BREAKING: $45.8M Med Mal Verdict Delivered at Trial Over Georgia Mother's Profound, Post-Childbirth Brain Damage

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 21, 2017 5:23:20 PM

William Stone delivers his closing argument at trial over the life-long brain damage Shannon Trabue suffered days after childbirth. Jurors Monday awarded Stone's clients, Trabue's husband and conservator, nearly $46 million after finding the doctors who treated her negligent.  


Update: This article was updated to reflect comments from the parties' attorneys. 

Atlanta—Jurors Tuesday found two Atlanta-area physicians negligent and awarded nearly $46 million for the catastrophic brain damage a woman suffered just days after the 2009 birth of her child. Trabue v. Atlanta Women’s Specialists, LLC, et al., 14-EV-001821.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Trabue v. Atlanta Women's Specialists LLC