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Tobacco Giants Responsible for Woman's Lung Cancer Death, Atty Claims as Trial Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 21, 2018 9:11:38 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL—A tobacco industry scheme to undermine medical evidence of smoking’s risks led to a Florida woman’s fatal cancer, an attorney for the woman’s family said Friday, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris. Landi v. R.J. Reynolds, et al. 2008-CV-025814.

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

Jurors Award Ex-Smoker $375K But Find Her 90% at Fault for Her COPD in Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 20, 2018 9:51:02 AM

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Jacksonville, FL—Jurors Thursday linked R.J. Reynolds cigarettes to a Florida smoker’s lung disease, but they placed the majority of blame on the smoker, and their $375,000 verdict was a fraction of what she sought against the tobacco giant. Rozar v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014CA000586.

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

RJR to Blame for Smoker's Nearly Half-Century Cigarette Addiction, COPD, Atty Argues

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 12, 2018 9:07:00 AM

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Jacksonville, FL—A Florida woman’s nearly half-century cigarette addiction was so powerful, she was unable to quit smoking despite 15 years of progressively worsening lung disease, the woman’s attorney said as trial opened Wednesday against R.J. Reynolds. Rozar v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017-CA-004311.

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

RJR Prevails at Trial Over Florida Woman's Death, As Jury Rejects Link Between Its Cigs and Her COPD

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 30, 2018 3:38:28 PM

 

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Tampa, FL--R.J. Reynolds was cleared of liability Wednesday for the death of a Florida woman when jurors rejected a claimed link between the company's cigarettes and her respiratory disease.  Gay v. R.J. Reynolds, 07-CA-014649.

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

Jury Slaps R.J. Reynolds With $13.5M Total for Role in Smoker's Fatal Respiratory Disease

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 23, 2018 5:01:55 PM


DeLand, FL—Jurors this week awarded $13.5 million to the family of a Florida smoker after finding R.J. Reynolds responsible for his respiratory disease-related death.  Brown v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017 30003 CI.

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