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In Trial Against Philip Morris, Questions Surround Cause of 31-Year-Old Smoker's Deadly Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 21, 2018 8:23:00 AM

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Miami—Questions surround the cause of a 31-year-old smoker's cancer, as closings loom next week at trial against Philip Morris over the man's death. Chadwell v. Philip Morris, 2010CA17931.

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Topics: Chadwell v. Philip Morris, Florida, tobacco

RJR Slapped With $6.5M Verdict Over Musician's Mouth Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 19, 2018 11:36:27 AM

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Miami—R.J. Reynolds was hit with a $6.5 million verdict Tuesday for the part jurors found the company played in the mouth cancer a Florida musician developed after years of smoking. Harewood v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-46331.

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

Heavy Smoking And Asbestos Brake Dust Blamed For Man’s Death At Lung Cancer Trial

Posted by David Siegel on Sep 12, 2018 10:23:46 AM

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Topics: tobacco

Jury Awards $250K to Deceased Smoker's Family in Non-Economic Damages Retrial Against Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 11, 2018 9:36:09 AM

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Pensacola, FL—Jurors Friday awarded $250,000 in non-economic damages to the family of a Florida mortician whose 1995 lung cancer death was previously tied to years of smoking Philip Morris cigarettes. Danielson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA002737.

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Topics: Danielson v. Philip Morris, Florida, tobacco, Engle Progeny

Tobacco Cos. Argue Wrongful Death Claim Over Smoker's COPD Is Time Barred, as Florida Trial Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 7, 2018 9:04:15 AM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— Attorneys argued Wednesday over whether a scheme to hide the dangers of cigarettes killed a Florida woman and whether the claim itself was time barred, as trial began against the nation’s two largest tobacco companies. Simon v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2007-CV-027976.

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