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Suit By Smoker's Widow to Blow Back into Florida Court After 2016 Hurricane Caused Mistrial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 25, 2017 4:16:32 PM

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Melbourne, FL—As Florida recovers from the statewide devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irma this month, jury selection is scheduled to begin next week in a tobacco case whose 2016 trial was scuttled by the approach of Hurricane Matthew. Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA-052862.

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

Mistrial Dashes Punitive Proceedings Over RJR's Role in Trucker's Smoking-Related Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 7, 2017 9:50:20 AM

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Miami—A Florida State Court judge last week declared a mistrial in punitive proceedings against R.J. Reynolds for the role it played in the fatal respiratory disease of a Florida long-haul trucker.Hardin v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-46973.

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

Jury Sides With Plaintiffs At Nation's 1st Asbestos Trial Against Emerson Electric-Owned Valve Companies

Posted by David Siegel on Aug 7, 2017 2:23:37 PM

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Topics: Products Liability, Asbestos

1st California Trial Over Alleged Ovarian Cancer Risks From Johnson & Johnson’s Talc Powder Begins

Posted by David Siegel on Jul 27, 2017 11:34:04 AM

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Topics: Products Liability, Mass Torts, California

Cancer-Stricken Former Nuke Worker Takes Valve Makers To Trial Over Asbestos Exposure

Posted by David Siegel on Jul 27, 2017 9:09:43 AM

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Topics: Products Liability, Asbestos, Mass Torts