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Suzuki Faces $14M Claim at Trial for Spine-Shattering Crash Motorcyclist Claims Was Caused by Brake Defect

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 14, 2018 10:51:02 AM

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Douglasville, GA—Suzuki’s decision not to promptly notify its riders of a critical brake defect in hundreds of thousands of its motorcycles caused the crash that shattered a Georgia motorcyclist’s back, an attorney for the man told jurors as trial began against the company. Johns v. Suzuki, et al. 14SV000043.

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Topics: Products Liability, Georgia, Transportation, Johns v. Suzuki

$41.7M Award Against RJR for Smoker's COPD One of Largest Engle Tobacco Verdicts in Three Years

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 6, 2018 7:07:49 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL—A state court jury Monday hit R.J. Reynolds with a nearly $27.8 million punitive verdict, capping a $41.7 million total award against the tobacco giant for its role in the respiratory disease that jurors found forced a Florida woman to undergo a lung transplant. Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-022558.

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

BREAKING: RJR Thumped with $14M Verdict & Possible Punitives for COPD that Forced Lung Transplant

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 2, 2018 12:27:41 PM

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This article has been updated to reflect Friday's jury verdict. 

Fort Lauderdale, FL—R.J. Reynolds Friday was found liable for nearly $14 million in compensatory damages, plus potential punitives, after jurors found the tobacco giant responsible for the respiratory disease that forced a South Florida smoker to undergo a lung transplant.  Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-022558.

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

Jury Blasts J&J Subsidiary Ethicon With $15M Pelvic Mesh Verdict

Posted by David Siegel on Dec 14, 2017 4:36:05 PM

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Topics: Products Liability

Link Between Tobacco Messaging and Smoker's Heart Disease Debated, as Trial Against Philip Morris Opens

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 30, 2017 10:12:41 AM

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Pensacola, FL—Attorneys last week debated what role, if any, nicotine addiction and tobacco marketing played in a Florida man’s death from complications related to heart disease, as trial began against Philip Morris.Bryant v. Philip Morris, 2015CA001691.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Bryant v. Philip Morris