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Keith Puya's Closing Argument Helps Clear Doctor in Trial Over Patient's Terminal Colon Cancer |VIDEO|

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Sep 15, 2017 3:52:31 PM


In closings at trial of a South Florida doctor accused of negligence that led to a patient's colon cancer, Keith Puya used the plaintiff's own arguments on cancer growth rates to help seal a defense win. Kazandjian v. Vastola, et al., 2015CA005637. 

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Florida, Kazandjian v. Vastola

Mistrial Dashes Punitive Proceedings Over RJR's Role in Trucker's Smoking-Related Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 7, 2017 9:50:20 AM

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Miami—A Florida State Court judge last week declared a mistrial in punitive proceedings against R.J. Reynolds for the role it played in the fatal respiratory disease of a Florida long-haul trucker.Hardin v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-46973.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Hardin v. R.J. Reynolds

Trial Judge Overturns 6-Figure Award in Stock Fraud Trial, Plaintiffs Appeal

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 7, 2017 9:49:08 AM

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West Palm Beach, FL—A Florida couple has appealed a trial judge's order last month wiping out their six-figure verdict in a stock fraud trial after the judge concluded the award lacked evidence to support it. Soffin v. Clean Coal Technologies, et al., 2010CA028706. 

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Topics: Securities, Florida, Soffin v. Clean Coal Technologies Inc., et al.

R.J. Reynolds Wins at Trial Over Former Golf Pro's Fatal Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 25, 2017 3:57:35 PM

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Vero Beach, FL—A Florida jury concluded Wednesday that R.J. Reynolds was not responsible for the lung cancer death of a former golf pro who smoked the company’s cigarettes for decades.Jones v.  R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-0057.

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

Florida Jury Clears Dr. at Trial Over Patient's Terminal Colon Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 16, 2017 9:50:56 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL—A South Florida doctor was cleared of responsibility Tuesday at trial over the terminal colon cancer a hair salon owner claims he developed because of a slapdash colonoscopy. Kazandjian v. Vastola, et al., 2015-CA-005637.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Florida, Kazandjian v. Vastola