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Jury Finds Smoker Completely Responsible for Fatal Cancer, Clears RJR in Engle Tobacco Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 16, 2018 10:57:34 AM

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Orlando, FL— R.J. Reynolds prevailed Thursday at trial over the lung cancer death of a 49-year-old smoker, when a Florida state court jury found the smoker completely responsible for the disease. Hochreiter v. R.J. Reynolds, 2015CA003926.

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

As Trial Opens Against RJR, Attorneys Argue Whether Smoker's Heart Disease Claim Is Time Barred

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 15, 2018 6:50:06 PM

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

R.J. Reynolds Blamed for 49-Year Old's Lung Cancer Death, as Trial Opens

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 8, 2018 1:41:00 PM

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Orlando, FL— Attorneys debated whether a tobacco industry conspiracy or a Florida smoker's own choices were to blame for the lung cancer that killed him at 49, as trial began this week against R.J. Reynolds. Hochreiter v. R.J. Reynolds, 2015CA003926. 

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Topics: Hochreiter v. R.J. Reynolds, tobacco, Florida

Design Defects, Not Pilot Error, Caused Plane Crash That Injured 2, Expert Says in Trial Against Manufacturer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 2, 2018 2:23:48 PM

 

Donald Sommer demonstrates why he believes a low fuel warning light would not trigger following the unporting of fuel in a Socata TBM 700/850 plane. Blaine and Cynthia McCaleb were injured when their Socata crashed following the unporting of its fuel in a sideslip maneuver. 


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Fort Lauderdale, FL— An aircraft accident reconstruction expert wrapped three days of testimony Thursday with a sometimes tense back-and-forth over what led to a 2014 crash that injured two, as trial against the plane’s manufacturer continued through its first full week. McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, CACE15014561.

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Topics: McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, Florida, Aviation

Trial Begins Against Plane Manufacturer Over Crash That Injured Two

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 26, 2018 2:54:39 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— Attorneys Thursday debated whether defective design or pilot error caused a 2014 plane crash that seriously injured a Georgia couple, as trial opened against the plane’s manufacturer. McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, CACE15014561.

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Topics: McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, Aviation, Florida, product liability