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Judge Holds Talcum Powder ‘Science Day’ Hearing In Preparation For First California Trial

Posted by David Siegel on Mar 8, 2017 6:34:36 PM

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Topics: Products Liability, Mass Torts

BREAKING: Johnson & Johnson Cleared in Talcum Powder-Cancer Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 3, 2017 7:43:48 PM

 

 Bart Williams delivers his closing argument for Johnson & Johnson. 


St. Louis—Jurors cleared Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier Friday afternoon of responsibility for the ovarian cancer a woman claims was caused by years of using the consumer giant’s baby powder products. Swann v. Johnson & Johnson, 1422-CC09326-01.

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Topics: Products Liability, Missouri, Swann v. Johnson & Johnson

Appeals Court Orders New Trial for Tobacco Case That Produced $23.6B Verdict

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 28, 2017 8:15:36 PM

Christopher Chestnut delivers closings in Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds. A Florida state appellate court ordered a new trial in the case, after jurors handed down a 23.6 billion verdict in 2014. 


Tallahassee, FL—A Florida state appellate court ordered a new trial last week in the tobacco cancer case that yielded a record-setting $23.6 billion verdict against R.J. Reynolds.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

WWII Hero's Family Awarded $6M in Trial Against RJR Over Heart and Lung Disease

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 24, 2017 9:38:31 AM

Steven Hammer delivers his closing argument at trial against R.J. Reynolds for the company's role in the heart and respiratory disease Blanche Fox claims her husband, Malcom, suffered after decades of smoking. 


Fort Lauderdale, FL--A Florida state court jury handed down a $6 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds for the role jurors found the tobacco giant played in the illness a decorated World War II veteran developed after smoking cigarettes for more than a half century. Fox v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-026348.

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

UPDATED: $5.8M Verdict Slaps Tobacco Cos. for Woman's Lung Cancer Death

Posted by Meghan Gourley on Feb 16, 2017 3:23:04 PM


Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect the punitive damage award imposed against the defendants. 

St. Petersburg, FL—Jurors awarded $5.8 million in damages to the family of a 2-pack-a-day smoker who died of lung cancer, after concluding the nation's largest tobacco companies concealed the dangers of the cigarettes they found led to her death.   Brown v. Philip Morris, et al., 15-002451-CI. 

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Florida, Brown v. Philip Morris USA