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Ford Cleared at Trial Over Airbag Deployment in Deadly Crash

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 20, 2017 3:27:59 PM

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July 21, 2017 Update: This article has been updated to include a statement from Ramon Llera's attorneys. 

West Palm Beach, FL—Ford Motor Co. and the airbags in its 2003 Mustang were not responsible for a South Florida crash that killed a 20-year old, jurors found Tuesday in trial against the auto giant. Llera v. Ford Motor Co., 2005CA001924.

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Topics: Products Liability, Florida, Transportation, Llera v. Ford Motor Co.

$1.65M Verdict Against RJR in Retrial Over Smoker's Fatal Cancer Complications

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 18, 2017 6:43:14 PM

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Fort Myers, FL—A Florida state court jury Tuesday awarded $1.65 million to the widower of a 61-year-old smoker after finding R.J. Reynolds responsible for her cancer-related death. Maloney v. R.J. Reynolds, 07-CA-015578. 

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Topics: Engle Progeny, Florida, Tobacco Litigation, Maloney v. R.J. Reynolds

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

Rickety Railing Caused Fall That Broke College Student's Back, Atty Says as Trial Begins Against Florida Landlord

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 13, 2017 10:33:47 AM

Mark Avera says a deck railing in poor condition led to the fall that fractured Amanda Fournier's spine. 


Jacksonville, FL—A rental home’s rickety deck railing caused the fall that fractured a University of North Florida student’s spine, an attorney for the student said Tuesday as trial opened against the property’s owner.Fournier v. Derazi, 2013CA010759.

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Topics: Premises Liability, Florida, Fournier v. Derazi

Ford on Trial as Attys Argue Whether Defective Airbags Or Drunk Driving Caused Fatal Florida Crash

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 12, 2017 1:08:47 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL—Attorneys debated whether defective airbags or reckless driving led to an early morning, single-car crash that killed two people, as Ford Motor Co. faced trial over one of the deaths Tuesday.Llera v. Ford Motor Co., 2005CA001924.

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Topics: Products Liability, Florida, Transportation, Llera v. Ford Motor Co.