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$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

$6.3M Verdict in Lung Cancer Suit Slaps Philip Morris, Leads Engle Progeny Review for the Week of April 27

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 2, 2015 12:40:55 AM

Robert Shields argues that punitive damages should be imposed against Philip Morris in a suit by his client, Mary Brown. The jury awarded more than $6.3 million in compensatory damages but declined to award punitives in the case. 

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