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Mistrial Dashes Punitive Proceedings Over RJR's Role in Trucker's Smoking-Related Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 7, 2017 9:50:20 AM

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Miami—A Florida State Court judge last week declared a mistrial in punitive proceedings against R.J. Reynolds for the role it played in the fatal respiratory disease of a Florida long-haul trucker.Hardin v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-46973.

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

R.J. Reynolds Wins at Trial Over Former Golf Pro's Fatal Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 25, 2017 3:57:35 PM

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Vero Beach, FL—A Florida jury concluded Wednesday that R.J. Reynolds was not responsible for the lung cancer death of a former golf pro who smoked the company’s cigarettes for decades.Jones v.  R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-0057.

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

$4M Verdict Smacks RJR, Found Responsible for Smoker's Throat Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 1, 2017 8:35:26 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL—R.J. Reynolds was slapped with a $4 million verdict Friday for the role it played in the cancer death of a Florida smoker.Thomas v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CV-036432(19).

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

Philip Morris Cleared at Trial Over Florida Railroad Worker's Fatal Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 26, 2017 5:54:07 PM

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Tampa, FL—Philip Morris was cleared of responsibility Tuesday for the lung cancer death of a Florida railway worker who smoked the company’s cigarettes for years.Pearson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA-017823.

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

Mistrial in Cancer Case Against Philip Morris After Jury Deadlocks on Damages

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 16, 2017 11:33:35 AM

 

Gary Paige delivers his closing argument on behalf of Jo Freeman in trial against Philip Morris. 


Gainesville, FL—After one juror rejected a purported verdict and the jury later announced themselves hopelessly deadlocked on damage questions, a state court judge Thursday declared a mistrial over Philip Morris’ alleged role in the cancer death of a Florida smoker. Freeman v. Philip Morris, 2015CA003930.

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