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Jury Awards $250K to Deceased Smoker's Family in Non-Economic Damages Retrial Against Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 11, 2018 9:36:09 AM

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Pensacola, FL—Jurors Friday awarded $250,000 in non-economic damages to the family of a Florida mortician whose 1995 lung cancer death was previously tied to years of smoking Philip Morris cigarettes. Danielson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA002737.

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

$325K in Punitives Against Philip Morris Doubles Verdict in Trial Over Mortician's Lung Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 6, 2015 4:18:33 PM

Matthew Schultz delivers closing arguments in his client Micah Danielson's suit against Philip Morris for the lung cancer death of her husband, Lamar. Jurors awarded $325,000 in punitives Thursday, bringing the total jury verdict to $650,000. 


Pensacola, FL—Philip Morris was found liable for $325,000 in punitive damages Thursday for its role in the lung cancer death of a 42-year-old mortician who smoked the company's Marlboro cigarettes for most of his life. Danielson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA-002737.

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

Jury Disregards Instructions, Awards $325K to Mortician's Family, Plus Punitives TBD, in Suit Against Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 4, 2015 10:09:12 PM

 

William Geraghty delivers closing arguments on behalf of Philip Morris in Micah Danielson's suit against the company. Danielson's husband, Lamar Danielson, died of lung cancer at 42, after 25 years of smoking primarily Philip Morris cigarettes. Jurors awarded $325,000, plus potential punitive damages, to Danielson's family Wednesday. 


Pensacola, FL—Jurors Wednesday found Philip Morris responsible for the nicotine addiction and cancer death of a 42-year-old Florida mortician who smoked for more than 25 years. But, they failed to follow instructions to award more than $2.3 million in economic damages, issuing only $325,000 in compensatories, plus potential punitives, instead. Danielson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA-002737.

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

Mortician Couldn't Quit Smoking Until After Developing Fatal Cancer, Widow Says in Trial Against Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 30, 2015 6:13:42 PM

Micah Danielson testifies her husband Lamar Danielson, a smoker for more than 25 years, could not stop smoking until after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. She claims Philip Morris hid the dangers and addictiveness of cigarettes, causing her husband's fatal cancer. 


Pensacola, FL—The widow of a Florida mortician told jurors Thursday that her husband tried unsuccessfully to stop smoking for years, but succeeded only after he was diagnosed with the cancer that eventually killed him, as trial continued in her suit against cigarette maker Philip Morris. 

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