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Philip Morris Responsible for Florida Rail Worker's Fatal Lung Cancer, Attorney Says as Trial Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 14, 2017 1:25:35 PM

 

Lee Gunn delivers his opening statement at trial against Philip Morris, accused of responsibility for the lung cancer death of Donald Pearson. 


Tampa, FL—Tobacco industry deception hooked a Florida railway worker to cigarettes and eventually caused the lung cancer that killed him, an attorney for the man’s family told jurors Wednesday as trial opened against Philip Morris.Pearson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA017823.

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Topics: Products Liability, Engle Progeny, Florida, Tobacco Litigation, Pearson v. Philip Morris

Mistrial in Cancer Case Against Philip Morris After Jury Deadlocks on Damages

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 16, 2017 11:33:35 AM

 

Gary Paige delivers his closing argument on behalf of Jo Freeman in trial against Philip Morris. 


Gainesville, FL—After one juror rejected a purported verdict and the jury later announced themselves hopelessly deadlocked on damage questions, a state court judge Thursday declared a mistrial over Philip Morris’ alleged role in the cancer death of a Florida smoker. Freeman v. Philip Morris, 2015CA003930.

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Freeman v. Philip Morris, Freeman v. Philip Morris USA

Attorneys Spar Over Cause of Contractor's Deadly Cancer, as Trial Against Philip Morris Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 7, 2017 9:26:55 PM

 

Hildy Sastre delivers her opening statement on behalf of Philip Morris, accused of responsibility for the lung cancer death of David Freeman. 


Gainesville, FL--Attorneys Tuesday battled over what led a building contractor to smoke up to three packs of cigarettes a day for more than 30 years and what ultimately caused the lung cancer that killed him, as trial began in his widow’s suit against Philip Morris. Freeman v. Philip Morris, 2015CA003930.

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Freeman v. Philip Morris USA

Philip Morris, RJR Prevail in $11M Trial Over Smoker's Bladder Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 6, 2017 10:56:22 AM


West Palm Beach, FL—A state court jury Friday cleared R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris of responsibility for the bladder cancer a Florida man says he developed because of decades of smoking. Kogan v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-023657.

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

Scott Schlesinger and the Closing that Set Up a $15M Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds |VIDEO|

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 25, 2017 12:14:18 AM

A blistering closing argument aimed at modern tobacco marketing helped deliver the eight-figure award at the heart of the largest Engle verdict so far this year, said Scott Schlesinger, who spearheaded the win against R.J. Reynolds.

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Topics: Engle Progeny, Florida, Tobacco Litigation, Lima v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.