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

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

Lies, Addiction Led to Smoker's Lung Transplant, Atty Argues as Trial Opens Against R.J. Reynolds

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 19, 2018 11:48:12 AM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL—Attorneys sparred Thursday over whether R.J. Reynolds is responsible for the respiratory disease that forced a former dental assistant to undergo a lung transplant, as trial began against the tobacco giant. Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-022558.

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