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Philip Morris Hit with $4M Compensatory Award, But Avoids Punitives, for Building Contractor's Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 16, 2018 3:54:40 PM

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Gainesville, FL—Philip Morris was hit with a $4 million verdict this week for the role the company’s cigarettes played in a Florida contractor’s lung cancer death. But the tobacco giant ultimately avoided punitive liability, despite an earlier jury finding putting punitives in play. Freeman v. Philip Morris, 2015-CA-003930.

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Topics: Freeman v. Philip Morris USA, Florida, tobacco, Engle Progeny

Retrial Begins in Case Against Philip Morris Over Whether Smoking Addiction Caused Contractor's Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 12, 2018 10:14:54 AM

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Gainesville, FL—Attorneys last week argued over the role Philip Morris cigarettes and nicotine addiction played in the death of a 54-year-old Florida building contractor, as retrial against the tobacco giant opened nine months after jurors deadlocked in the case’s first bow. Freeman v. Philip Morris, 2015CA003930.

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Topics: Freeman v. Philip Morris USA, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida

Mistrial in Cancer Case Against Philip Morris After Jury Deadlocks on Damages

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 16, 2017 11:33:35 AM

 

Gary Paige delivers his closing argument on behalf of Jo Freeman in trial against Philip Morris. 


Gainesville, FL—After one juror rejected a purported verdict and the jury later announced themselves hopelessly deadlocked on damage questions, a state court judge Thursday declared a mistrial over Philip Morris’ alleged role in the cancer death of a Florida smoker. Freeman v. Philip Morris, 2015CA003930.

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Topics: Freeman v. Philip Morris, Freeman v. Philip Morris USA, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida

Attorneys Spar Over Cause of Contractor's Deadly Cancer, as Trial Against Philip Morris Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 7, 2017 9:26:55 PM

 

Hildy Sastre delivers her opening statement on behalf of Philip Morris, accused of responsibility for the lung cancer death of David Freeman. 


Gainesville, FL--Attorneys Tuesday battled over what led a building contractor to smoke up to three packs of cigarettes a day for more than 30 years and what ultimately caused the lung cancer that killed him, as trial began in his widow’s suit against Philip Morris. Freeman v. Philip Morris, 2015CA003930.

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Engle Progeny, Freeman v. Philip Morris USA