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Link Between Tobacco Messaging and Smoker's Heart Disease Debated, as Trial Against Philip Morris Opens

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 30, 2017 10:12:41 AM

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Pensacola, FL—Attorneys last week debated what role, if any, nicotine addiction and tobacco marketing played in a Florida man’s death from complications related to heart disease, as trial began against Philip Morris.Bryant v. Philip Morris, 2015CA001691.

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

R.J. Reynolds Hit With $1.3M Verdict at Trial Over Vet's Lung Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 22, 2017 10:31:24 AM

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DeLand, FL—Florida jurors awarded nearly $1.3 million to the widow of a Marine Corps veteran for the role they found R.J. Reynolds and its cigarettes played in his death.Quackenbush v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007 12188 CIDL.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Florida, Quackenbush v. R.J. Reynolds

Smoker's Deadly Cancer Began in Lungs, Not Elsewhere, Dr. Concludes in Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 15, 2017 9:41:10 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL—A 42-year-old Florida smoker likely died of lung cancer that spread to her brain, a cancer specialist testified Wednesday, despite scant remaining medical records surrounding her treatment, as trial over the woman’s death continued against R.J. Reynolds. Adamson v. R.J. Reynolds, 2016CA008532.

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Topics: Engle Progeny, Florida, Adamson v. R.J. Reynolds

Attorneys Debate Link Between Cigarettes and Woman's Cancer in Openings of Trial Against RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 10, 2017 10:05:58 AM

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West Palm Beach, FL—R.J. Reynolds and a tobacco industry scheme to hook young smokers to cigarettes played a central role in the cancer death of 42-year-old Florida woman, an attorney for the woman’s daughter told jurors Wednesday, as trial began against the tobacco giant.Adamson v. R.J. Reynolds, 2016CA008532.

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

Marine Corps, Not Tobacco Messaging, Swayed Vet to Smoke, Defense Says in Cancer Trial Against RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 9, 2017 5:32:23 PM

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DeLand, FL—Attorneys Wednesday sparred over whether a Marine Corps vet was duped by tobacco marketing into a decades-long cigarette addiction that led to his lung cancer death, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds, makers of the cigarettes the Florida man smoked.Quackenbush v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007 12188 CIDL.

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