$19.4M Award Hammers Tobacco Companies at Trial Over Death of Florida Professor

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 21, 2016 2:42:06 PM

Bob Shields delivers his closing argument on behalf of Mary Faricy-Pardue, who sued R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris for the death of her husband, John "Jack" Faricy, a long-time smoker who developed heart and respiratory disease. Jurors awarded more than $19 million in the case. 

Gainesville, FL—A Florida jury slapped R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris with more than $19 million in damages for the role it found the cigarette makers played in the death of a former University of Florida professor. Faricy-Pardue v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA-2010.

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Faricy-Pardue v. R.J. Reynolds

Watch Jay Sadd's Closing Before $5M Verdict at Trial Over Paratransit Van Passenger's Limb Loss

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 8, 2016 6:47:03 PM



It’s often difficult to prove liability against a company for the actions of an individual it did not directly employ. That’s the situation Slappey & Sadd’s Jay Sadd faced at trial against a medical transport company for a paratransit accident he argued left a passenger a double amputee. Sadd’s closing argument, however, established the connection the jury needed to find the company responsible for a share of the accident.  

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Topics: Negligence, Georgia, Transportation, Smith v. Logisticare

$18.5M Award to Deceased Smoker's Adult Child Tossed Out as Excessive

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 2, 2016 4:49:43 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL—A Florida appellate court this week threw out an $18.5 million award to the adult daughter of a long-time smoker who died from lung cancer, after finding the award against cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds was excessive.

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, odom v. r.j. reynolds

Hospital Negligence Paralyzed Car Crash Victim, Attorney Says as Med Mal Trial Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 30, 2016 12:22:46 PM

Bruce Ramsey, left, and Gregg Hollander, right, deliver opening statements at trial against Boca Raton Regional Hospital over the paralysis Kathleen Silkworth, represented by Hollander, claims was caused by medical negligence.

West Palm Beach, FL—Attorneys sparred over whether a car accident or medical negligence paralyzed a South Florida woman, as trial opened Monday against the hospital that treated her following her late-night crash. Silkworth v. Boca Raton Regional Hospital, 2013CA013276.

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Topics: Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Florida, Silkworth v. Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Poor Road Design Caused Accident That Cost Former UCLA Lineman His Leg, Jury Told

Posted by David Siegel on Nov 28, 2016 10:54:41 AM

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Topics: Negligence, Transportation, automotive, California