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.
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.
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.
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.