Philip Morris Responsible for Florida Rail Worker's Fatal Lung Cancer, Attorney Says as Trial Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 14, 2017 1:25:35 PM


Lee Gunn delivers his opening statement at trial against Philip Morris, accused of responsibility for the lung cancer death of Donald Pearson. 

Tampa, FL—Tobacco industry deception hooked a Florida railway worker to cigarettes and eventually caused the lung cancer that killed him, an attorney for the man’s family told jurors Wednesday as trial opened against Philip Morris.Pearson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA017823.

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Topics: Products Liability, Engle Progeny, Florida, Tobacco Litigation, Pearson v. Philip Morris

Ford on Trial as Attys Argue Whether Defective Airbags Or Drunk Driving Caused Fatal Florida Crash

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 12, 2017 1:08:47 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL—Attorneys debated whether defective airbags or reckless driving led to an early morning, single-car crash that killed two people, as Ford Motor Co. faced trial over one of the deaths Tuesday.Llera v. Ford Motor Co., 2005CA001924.

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Topics: Products Liability, Florida, Transportation, Llera v. Ford Motor Co.

Nissan Faces Potential $231M+ Product Liability Verdict Over Allegedly Defective Brakes

Posted by David Siegel on Jun 30, 2017 9:54:38 AM

CVN screenshot of plaintiff's attorney Brett Turnbull delivering his opening statement. 

Los Angeles - Nissan North America should pay up to $231 million for allegedly withholding information from the public about a brake defect that caused a fatal traffic accident, an attorney told a California state court jury in a trial currently underway.  

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Topics: Products Liability, automotive, California

Nissan’s Allegedly Faulty Brakes Blamed at Trial for Wrongful Manslaughter Charge after Fatal Collision

Posted by David Siegel on Jun 21, 2017 3:51:46 PM

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Los Angeles — An elderly driver once charged with manslaughter and the family of the woman whose minivan he fatally struck accused Nissan North America of selling a sport utility vehicle with brakes it knew to be faulty at a trial that began this week in California state court.

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Topics: Products Liability, California

1st California J&J Talc Powder Trial and Key Pretrial Hearing to be Webcast Live

Posted by David Siegel on Jun 21, 2017 1:13:04 PM

CVN screenshot of lead plaintiff attorney Mark Robinson from a talc-related hearing before Judge Maren Nelson in March.  

Los Angeles — A closely watched bellwether trial in California state court over the supposed ovarian cancer risks from Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products begins on July 17 and will be webcast live by Courtroom View Network, along with a critical weeklong hearing over the admissibility of expert witness testimony that took place in June. 

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Topics: Products Liability, Mass Torts, California