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RJR to Blame for Smoker's Nearly Half-Century Cigarette Addiction, COPD, Atty Argues

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 12, 2018 9:07:00 AM

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Jacksonville, FL—A Florida woman’s nearly half-century cigarette addiction was so powerful, she was unable to quit smoking despite 15 years of progressively worsening lung disease, the woman’s attorney said as trial opened Wednesday against R.J. Reynolds. Rozar v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017-CA-004311.

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

$776K Verdict Against RJR Highlights the Engle Progeny Week in Review for June 15

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 19, 2015 12:14:00 PM

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Topics: Negligence, tobacco, Florida, Engle Progeny Review, Hardin v. R.J. Reynolds

R.J. Reynolds Win in Widow's $9M COPD Suit Highlights Engle Review for the Week of May 18

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 22, 2015 7:00:12 PM

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Engle Progeny Review, Gray v. R.J. Reynolds

Illness Cuts Plaintiff's Testimony Short in COPD Tobacco Trial | Engle Review for the Week of May 11

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 16, 2015 1:16:00 AM

Ethel Gray details her husband's decades of smoking prior to his diagnosis with the COPD and artery disease that Gray claims was caused by R.J. Reynolds' Winston-brand cigarettes.  

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Engle Progeny Review, Gray v. R.J. Reynolds

"Grievous" Failure to Disclose Change in Key Testimony Causes Mistrial | Engle Review for the Week of May 4

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 8, 2015 7:11:00 PM

Judge Peter Dubensky declared a mistrial Tuesday in Dupre v. R.J. Reynolds after plaintiffs' attorneys failed to disclose a change in the testimony of Kevin Dupre, the son of Richard Dupre, whose 1994 death from artery disease launched the Engle suit against R.J. Reynolds. Click here for the proceedings leading to the mistrial declaration. 

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Engle Progeny Review, Dupre v. R.J. Reynolds