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$36M Total Verdict, Largest CVN-Covered Engle Award So Far in '17, Smacks Tobacco Cos. in Lung Cancer Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 24, 2017 9:26:00 AM

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Viera, FL—A Florida state court jury last week handed down verdicts totaling $36 million to the family of a smoker who died from lung cancer they claim was caused by a sweeping conspiracy to hide the dangers of cigarettes.Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA052862.

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

Suit By Smoker's Widow to Blow Back into Florida Court After 2016 Hurricane Caused Mistrial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 25, 2017 4:16:32 PM

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Melbourne, FL—As Florida recovers from the statewide devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irma this month, jury selection is scheduled to begin next week in a tobacco case whose 2016 trial was scuttled by the approach of Hurricane Matthew. Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA-052862.

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

Mistrial Dashes Punitive Proceedings Over RJR's Role in Trucker's Smoking-Related Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 7, 2017 9:50:20 AM

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Miami—A Florida State Court judge last week declared a mistrial in punitive proceedings against R.J. Reynolds for the role it played in the fatal respiratory disease of a Florida long-haul trucker.Hardin v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-46973.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Hardin v. R.J. Reynolds

R.J. Reynolds Wins at Trial Over Former Golf Pro's Fatal Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 25, 2017 3:57:35 PM

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Vero Beach, FL—A Florida jury concluded Wednesday that R.J. Reynolds was not responsible for the lung cancer death of a former golf pro who smoked the company’s cigarettes for decades.Jones v.  R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-0057.

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

Philip Morris Cleared at Trial Over Florida Railroad Worker's Fatal Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 26, 2017 5:54:07 PM

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Tampa, FL—Philip Morris was cleared of responsibility Tuesday for the lung cancer death of a Florida railway worker who smoked the company’s cigarettes for years.Pearson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA-017823.

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