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.
Robert Shields details the smoking history of Rayfield Brown, who died of lung cancer in 1995. Shields is representing Brown's widow as trial opened on damages Thursday.
Alex Alvarez tells jurors in closing arguments that his client, Thomas Ryan, was misled by R.J. Reynolds claims that filtered cigarettes were safer to smoke. Jurors awarded Ryan and his wife, Bettye, $21.5 million in compensatory damages Friday afternoon in their suit against Reynolds.
Judge Jack Tuter declares a mistrial in Ryan v. R.J. Reynolds, hours after two Florida State Supreme Court decisions making it easier for Engle progeny plaintiffs to establish fraudulent concealment claims. Watch Judge Tuter's address to the jury here.
Ursula Henninger argues that Paul Pollari died "with cancer not from cancer," during closings of Rose Pollari's wrongful death suit against Philip Morris and Henninger's client, R.J. Reynolds. Click here for on-demand and live trial coverage.