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Sides Face Off Over Blame for Smoker's Lung Cancer Death, as Trial Opens Against RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 11, 2019 12:43:11 PM

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New Port Richey, FL—Attorneys Thursday battled over whether a Florida woman’s fatal lung cancer was caused by a tobacco industry conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking, or the woman’s own decisions, as trial began against R.J. Reynolds. Kelley v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017CA002490.

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

CVN's Engle Plaintiff's Attorney of 2018 Is...

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 27, 2018 1:22:00 PM

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Ten years ago, the first Engle progeny tobacco trial opened. Over the next decade, Engle progeny cases, among thousands of lawsuits spun from a decertified class action against the nation's tobacco companies, have featured the best lawyers in the country. And 2018 was no exception. 

CVN's Engle Plaintiff's Attorney of 2018 earned the award by notching an impressive five wins, highlighted by the largest jury verdict in nearly three years. 

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Topics: Engle Progeny, Florida

Florida Non-Engle Tobacco Trial Yields $225K Verdict Against Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 18, 2018 2:21:31 PM

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Miami—Jurors awarded the family of a Florida mechanic $225,000 for the role they concluded Philip Morris played in the long-time smoker’s lung cancer death. Capone v. Philip Morris, 2005-CA-10312.

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Topics: Capone v. Philip Morris, Florida, tobacco

Jury Hands Down $750K Verdict But Finds Smoker 70% Responsible for COPD at Trial Against RJR & PM

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 18, 2018 9:30:04 AM

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Fort Myers, FL— A $750,000 verdict jurors handed down against the nation’s two largest tobacco companies for the respiratory disease a long-time smoker developed will likely take a cut after the jury apportioned the lion’s share of responsibility to the smoker herself. Boulter v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2008-CA-000627.

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Topics: Boulter v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, Engle Progeny, Florida, tobacco

Motley Rice, Venable Attorneys Face Off as Rare Florida Non-Engle Tobacco Trial Opens Against Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 7, 2018 4:55:39 PM

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Topics: Capone v. Philip Morris, tobacco, Florida