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Smoker's Death Caused by Cigarette Industry Scheme, Attorney Says in Trial Against Philip Morris & RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 6, 2017 12:42:18 PM

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Viera, FL—A Florida man was trapped by a tobacco industry conspiracy that addicted him to cigarettes and led to his lung cancer death, an attorney for the man’s family told jurors Thursday, as trial opened against cigarette giants Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds. Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA-052862.

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Wallace v. Philip Morris

Suit By Smoker's Widow to Blow Back into Florida Court After 2016 Hurricane Caused Mistrial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 25, 2017 4:16:32 PM

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Melbourne, FL—As Florida recovers from the statewide devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irma this month, jury selection is scheduled to begin next week in a tobacco case whose 2016 trial was scuttled by the approach of Hurricane Matthew. Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA-052862.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Wallace v. Philip Morris

Hurricane Matthew Spins Tobacco Case into Mistrial, Washes Delays into Florida Courts

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 10, 2016 5:10:42 PM

 

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Melbourne, FL—A trial against the nation’s two largest tobacco companies for their alleged role in a Florida smoker’s death became the latest courtroom casualty of Hurricane Matthew Monday, as the judge in the case declared a mistrial following the storm. Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA-052862.

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Topics: Wallace v. Philip Morris, Konzelman v. R.J. Reynolds

Tobacco Companies Exploited Stressed Smokers, Attorney Says as Trial Over Fatal Lung Cancer Begins

Posted by Meghan Gourley on Sep 29, 2016 4:18:11 PM

Melbourne, FL—Attorneys debated what drove a Florida man to smoke up to 2 packs of cigarettes a day for more than 30 years, even after doctors diagnosed him with the lung cancer that eventually killed him, as trial opened Tuesday against the country's two largest cigarette makers. Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA-052862. 

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Wallace v. Philip Morris