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$3M Verdict Hits R.J. Reynolds for Lung Cancer That Killed Florida Man Years After He Quit Smoking

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 27, 2018 9:43:15 AM

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Fort Pierce, FL—Jurors last week handed down a $3 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds for the role it played in the lung cancer death of a Florida man who had quit smoking 11 years before developing the disease. Burgess v. R.J. Reynolds, 2009-CA-009060.

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Burgess v. R.J. Reynolds

Jury Hits RJR with $500K Verdict, Clears Philip Morris in Punitive Proceedings Over Smoker's Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 20, 2018 9:11:46 AM

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West Palm Beach, FL—Jurors last week imposed a $500,000 punitive verdict against R.J. Reynolds but cleared Philip Morris of punitive responsibility over a long-time smoker’s cancer. Perrotto v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2007CA023841.

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Perrotto v. RJ Reynolds

Jury Awards $12M in Punitives, $20M Total, at Trial Against RJR & Philip Morris Over Smoker's Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 13, 2018 9:13:43 AM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL—The nation’s two largest tobacco companies were hit with $12 million in punitive damages last Friday, wrapping a $20 million total jury award at trial over a Florida woman’s cancer death. Landi v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al., 2008-CV-025814.

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

$8M Award, Plus Possible Punitives, Follows Inconsistent Verdict at Cancer Trial Against RJR, Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 4, 2018 5:00:07 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL—A rare Saturday of deliberations and juror confusion about a verdict form ended with an $8 million compensatory verdict, plus possible punitives, against the nation’s two biggest cigarette makers for the cancer death of a Florida woman.Landi v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al., 2008-CV-025814.

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

RJR Cleared in $5M+ Suit Over Florida Smoker's COPD

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 29, 2018 8:08:19 PM

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Sarasota, FL— Jurors last week cleared R.J. Reynolds of fault for the respiratory disease a Florida man developed following decades of smoking the company’s cigarettes. Damiano v. R.J. Reynolds, 2011-CA-000450.  

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