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Jury Awards $250K to Deceased Smoker's Family in Non-Economic Damages Retrial Against Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 11, 2018 9:36:09 AM

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Pensacola, FL—Jurors Friday awarded $250,000 in non-economic damages to the family of a Florida mortician whose 1995 lung cancer death was previously tied to years of smoking Philip Morris cigarettes. Danielson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA002737.

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

Tobacco Cos. Argue Wrongful Death Claim Over Smoker's COPD Is Time Barred, as Florida Trial Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 7, 2018 9:04:15 AM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— Attorneys argued Wednesday over whether a scheme to hide the dangers of cigarettes killed a Florida woman and whether the claim itself was time barred, as trial began against the nation’s two largest tobacco companies. Simon v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2007-CV-027976.

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

RJR Slapped With $7.5M Total Verdict at Trial Over Trucker's Fatal Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 30, 2018 8:58:03 AM

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Jacksonville, FL—Jurors delivered a $7.5 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds this week for the part they found the tobacco company played in the cancer death of a Florida truck driver.Olson v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-000396.

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

R.J. Reynolds Prevails at Trial Over Cuban Immigrant's Throat Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 23, 2018 8:50:38 AM

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

Jury Hits RJR With $2M Verdict, Plus Possible Punitives, For Smoker's Fatal Throat Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 17, 2018 7:10:52 AM

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Gainesville, FL—Jurors Thursday night handed down a $2 million verdict night against R.J. Reynolds, and found punitives potentially warranted, for the part they concluded the cigarette maker played in the throat cancer-related death of a Florida smoker. Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds, 2015-CA-002554.

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Topics: Florida, tobacco, Engle Progeny