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Retrial Begins in Case Against Philip Morris Over Whether Smoking Addiction Caused Contractor's Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 12, 2018 10:14:54 AM

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Gainesville, FL—Attorneys last week argued over the role Philip Morris cigarettes and nicotine addiction played in the death of a 54-year-old Florida building contractor, as retrial against the tobacco giant opened nine months after jurors deadlocked in the case’s first bow. Freeman v. Philip Morris, 2015CA003930.

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Freeman v. Philip Morris USA

RJR & Philip Morris Cleared of Punitive Liability for Smoker's Death, 5 Years After Compensatory Award

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 5, 2018 10:53:55 AM

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Starr-Blundell v. R.J. Reynolds et al.

Jury Awards $0 to Smoker's Widow, Despite Linking RJR Cigarettes to Smoker's Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 2, 2018 7:12:16 PM

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Key West, FL—A state court jury Thursday found R.J. Reynolds cigarettes caused the lung cancer that killed a Florida smoker, but cleared Reynolds of financial liability in the case.  Mobley v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-001709.

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

$19.5M Verdict Knocks R.J. Reynolds at Trial Over Its Part in Florida Pawn Broker's Lung Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 23, 2018 10:22:27 AM

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New Port Richey, FL—Jurors this week awarded the family of a Florida smoker $19.5 million after finding R.J. Reynolds responsible for his fatal lung cancer.Graffeo v. R.J. Reynolds, 2016CA000233.

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

$17.5M Total Verdict Handed Down Against RJR, Philip Morris for South Florida Woman's Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 9, 2018 10:22:04 AM

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Miami—The nation’s two largest tobacco companies were struck with a $17.5 million total verdict for the part jurors found they played in a South Florida woman’s cancer death.Gloger v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2011-CA-23377.

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