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R.J. Reynolds Cleared at Trial Over Octogenarian's Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 19, 2018 12:53:22 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL—R.J. Reynolds prevailed Wednesday at trial over claims it was responsible for a Florida man’s lung cancer.  Ridley v. R.J. Reynolds, 2011CA005250.

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

Jury Finds COPD-Related Claim Against RJR, Philip Morris Time-Barred

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 12, 2018 1:25:01 PM

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Miami—Jurors Thursday cleared R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris of responsibility for a Florida man’s respiratory disease, after finding the claim time-barred. Ortiz v. Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, 2008CA000847.

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

Attorneys Argue Tobacco Industry's Role in Smoker's COPD, as Trial Against RJR, Philip Morris Starts

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 3, 2018 8:30:58 AM

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Miami— Attorneys Monday argued over what role tobacco industry messaging played in a Florida smoker's respiratory disease, as trial opened against the nation's two largest cigarette makers. Ortiz v. Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, 2008CA000847.

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

Jury Delivers $2.4M Verdict Against Philip Morris, but $0 Punitives, at Trial Over 31-Year-Old's Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 28, 2018 10:46:43 AM

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Miami—Jurors this week handed down a $2.4 million verdict against Philip Morris for its role in the death of a 31-year-old Florida smoker, but ultimately declined to impose punitive damages against the company. Chadwell v. Philip Morris, 2010CA17931.

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

RJR Slapped With $6.5M Verdict Over Musician's Mouth Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 19, 2018 11:36:27 AM

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Miami—R.J. Reynolds was hit with a $6.5 million verdict Tuesday for the part jurors found the company played in the mouth cancer a Florida musician developed after years of smoking. Harewood v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-46331.

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