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Pedestrian Who Fell Into 6-Foot-Deep Trench Accuses Power Company of Negligence as $1.7M+ Trial Opens

Posted by David Siegel on Sep 30, 2022 11:51:25 AM

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Topics: Negligence, Nevada

$4.5M Verdict in Defective Design Tobacco Case, But Jurors Apportion Fraction of Blame to Cigarette Makers

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 29, 2022 1:56:48 PM

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Miami, FL— Jurors last week handed down a $4.5 million verdict for the lung cancer death of a Florida woman, but apportioned a fraction of responsibility to the nation’s two largest tobacco companies, likely significantly reducing the post-verdict award. Mendez, et al. v. Philip Morris, et al.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Florida, Mendez v. Philip Morris

LA Jury Awards $36.25M To Family Of Motorcyclist Killed By Truck, Beating Insurer’s $2M Settlement Offer

Posted by David Siegel on Sep 27, 2022 12:37:41 AM

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Topics: Transportation, California

$1.3M Verdict in Tobacco Trial That Raised Questions Over When Punitive Liability Is Triggered

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 23, 2022 3:48:49 PM

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Miami, FL— Jurors this week awarded $1.3 million to the family of a Florida man for the role cigarettes played in his coronary artery disease. But they ultimately declined to award punitive damages in an unusual verdict that touched on questions concerning when punitive liability is triggered in suits stemming from a decertified class action against the nation’s tobacco companies. Levine (Hoffner) v. R.J. Reynolds, et al., 2016-CA-029336.

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Hoffner v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.

BREAKING: Billion-Dollar Verdict Hits Philip Morris in Massachusetts Cancer Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 20, 2022 1:12:09 PM

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Woburn, MA— Jurors yesterday handed down a $1 billion verdict against Philip Morris for the role they found the tobacco giant played in the lung cancer death of a Massachusetts woman. Fontaine v. Philip Morris, 2081CV00169.

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