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Sides Face Off Over Blame for Smoker's Lung Cancer Death, as Trial Opens Against RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 11, 2019 12:43:11 PM

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New Port Richey, FL—Attorneys Thursday battled over whether a Florida woman’s fatal lung cancer was caused by a tobacco industry conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking, or the woman’s own decisions, as trial began against R.J. Reynolds. Kelley v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017CA002490.

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

Florida Non-Engle Tobacco Trial Yields $225K Verdict Against Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 18, 2018 2:21:31 PM

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Miami—Jurors awarded the family of a Florida mechanic $225,000 for the role they concluded Philip Morris played in the long-time smoker’s lung cancer death. Capone v. Philip Morris, 2005-CA-10312.

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Topics: Capone v. Philip Morris, Florida, tobacco

Jury Hands Down $750K Verdict But Finds Smoker 70% Responsible for COPD at Trial Against RJR & PM

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 18, 2018 9:30:04 AM

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Fort Myers, FL— A $750,000 verdict jurors handed down against the nation’s two largest tobacco companies for the respiratory disease a long-time smoker developed will likely take a cut after the jury apportioned the lion’s share of responsibility to the smoker herself. Boulter v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2008-CA-000627.

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Topics: Boulter v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, Engle Progeny, Florida, tobacco

Motley Rice, Venable Attorneys Face Off as Rare Florida Non-Engle Tobacco Trial Opens Against Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 7, 2018 4:55:39 PM

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Topics: Capone v. Philip Morris, tobacco, Florida

Attorneys Debate Cause of Smoker's Death as Trial Against R.J. Reynolds Opens

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 30, 2018 6:21:15 PM

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Tampa, FL— Attorneys Thursday debated whether R.J. Reynolds was responsible for the death of a Florida mother of 9, as trial opened against the tobacco giant. Ellis v. R.J. Reynolds, 10-A-016308.

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