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$1.65M Verdict Against RJR in Retrial Over Smoker's Fatal Cancer Complications

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 18, 2017 6:43:14 PM

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Fort Myers, FL—A Florida state court jury Tuesday awarded $1.65 million to the widower of a 61-year-old smoker after finding R.J. Reynolds responsible for her cancer-related death. Maloney v. R.J. Reynolds, 07-CA-015578. 

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Topics: Engle Progeny, Florida, Tobacco Litigation, Maloney v. R.J. Reynolds

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

Scott Schlesinger and the Closing that Set Up a $15M Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds |VIDEO|

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 25, 2017 12:14:18 AM

A blistering closing argument aimed at modern tobacco marketing helped deliver the eight-figure award at the heart of the largest Engle verdict so far this year, said Scott Schlesinger, who spearheaded the win against R.J. Reynolds.

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Topics: Engle Progeny, Florida, Tobacco Litigation, Lima v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.

Florida Supreme Court Rulings Deal Blow to Big Tobacco Defense in Engle Progeny Claims

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 2, 2015 6:29:00 PM

The Florida Supreme Court ruled today that Engle progeny plaintiffs were not required to show reliance on tobacco industry conduct after May 5, 1982 in order to succeed on their fraudulent concealment claims. 

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Tobacco Litigation, CVN Florida

Engle Progeny Review for the Week of February 9

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 13, 2015 11:43:00 PM

Each Friday, CVN reviews the week's key moments from its unparalleled coverage of Florida's Engle progeny tobacco cases.

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Topics: Engle Progeny, Florida, Tobacco Litigation, Engle Progeny Review, Caprio v. Philip Morris, McKeever v. Philip Morris, et al., McMannis v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.