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Jury Deadlocks in $6M+ Trial Against Philip Morris Over Smoker's COPD and Fatal Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 22, 2019, 1:50:20 PM

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Miami, FL— A Florida state court judge Wednesday declared a case against Philip Morris after jurors declared themselves hopelessly deadlocked over whether the company was responsible for a Florida man’s respiratory disease and, ultimately, his death. Garcia v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA-045267. 

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

Coca-Cola Battles Juice Seller’s Grandchildren At Trial Over Right Of Publicity

Posted by David Siegel on Nov 22, 2019, 12:35:43 PM

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Topics: Intellectual Property, California, food & beverage

Money on the Table: The Biggest Mistake Attorneys Make in Mediation

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Nov 22, 2019, 11:33:29 AM

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With the vast majority of cases settling before verdict, settlement strategy is often more crucial than trial strategy when securing the best outcome for a client. But while attorneys spend hundreds of hours prepping for trial, they commonly fail to capitalize on pre-mediation opportunities. It’s a mistake that can hamstring them throughout the mediation process, one of the industry’s leading mediators told CVN.

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KPMG Avoids Damages Over College’s Financial Aid Audits As Malpractice Trial Concludes

Posted by David Siegel on Nov 21, 2019, 10:07:06 PM

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Topics: Malpractice, Accounting, Massachusetts

CVN Profile: 2019 CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year Steve Vartazarian

Posted by David Siegel on Nov 19, 2019, 1:19:06 AM

In October the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, or CAALA, named Steve Vartazarian of The Vartazarian Law Firm as the plaintiff lawyer association’s 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year, one of the most prestigious recognitions in the California legal community.

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Topics: California, CAALA