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Jury Awards $12M in Punitives, $20M Total, at Trial Against RJR & Philip Morris Over Smoker's Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 13, 2018 9:13:43 AM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL—The nation’s two largest tobacco companies were hit with $12 million in punitive damages last Friday, wrapping a $20 million total jury award at trial over a Florida woman’s cancer death. Landi v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al., 2008-CV-025814.

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

$8M Award, Plus Possible Punitives, Follows Inconsistent Verdict at Cancer Trial Against RJR, Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 4, 2018 5:00:07 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL—A rare Saturday of deliberations and juror confusion about a verdict form ended with an $8 million compensatory verdict, plus possible punitives, against the nation’s two biggest cigarette makers for the cancer death of a Florida woman.Landi v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al., 2008-CV-025814.

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

Tobacco Giants Responsible for Woman's Lung Cancer Death, Atty Claims as Trial Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 21, 2018 9:11:38 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL—A tobacco industry scheme to undermine medical evidence of smoking’s risks led to a Florida woman’s fatal cancer, an attorney for the woman’s family said Friday, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris. Landi v. R.J. Reynolds, et al. 2008-CV-025814.

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