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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

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

Tobacco Conspiracy Drove Addiction That Ended in Smoker's Cancer Death, Attorney Says as Trial Begins Against R.J. Reynolds

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 18, 2017 11:06:16 PM

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 Orlando, FL—A Florida smoker who grew up in Kentucky's tobacco country was among generations of children targeted by the tobacco industry, leading to a decades-long nicotine addiction that ended in his cancer death, an attorney for the smoker’s family said as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds Monday. Hochreiter v. R. J. Reynolds, 2015CA003926.

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