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Cause of Smoker's Fatal Cancer a Key as Trial Opens Against R.J. Reynolds

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 18, 2019 12:34:26 PM

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Stuart, FL— Attorneys Wednesday argued over the root cause of a decades-long Florida smoker’s fatal cancer, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds. Delancy v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-000067.  

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Topics: Delancy v. R.J. Reynolds

CVN To Webcast Historic Exxon Climate Change Trial Starting Oct. 22

Posted by David Siegel on Oct 16, 2019 3:22:38 PM

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Topics: Energy Law, climate change, New York

|VIDEO| How Eric Rosen's Closing Rebuttal Helped Deliver an 8-Figure Tobacco Award

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 11, 2019 3:31:00 PM


With widespread knowledge of smoking’s dangers today, plaintiffs’ attorneys in tobacco cases often face a high hurdle when arguing why a smoker from decades ago may not have understood smoking’s risks, or quit in time to avoid disease. That hurdle can be even be even higher when the smoker at the heart of the case started as an adult. But in a recent trial against R.J. Reynolds, Eric Rosen’s memorable rebuttal on closings overcame those issues to help key an 8-figure win for the family of a woman who began smoking in her 30s. 

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

|VIDEO| FRG's Brad Thomas & the Closing That Helped Seal a $5M TBI Trial Verdict

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 11, 2019 11:31:52 AM


Explaining the full impact of a traumatic brain injury can be difficult when the effects of that injury aren’t immediately obvious from the jury box. But in a recent trial over the skull fracture a Georgia teenager suffered in a “bubble soccer” game, Brad Thomas’s closing vividly detailed the teen’s lifelong loss, helping seal a seven-figure verdict. 

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Topics: Georgia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Reyes Quezada v. Game Truck Georgia LLC

California Jury Clears Johnson & Johnson In Cosmetic Talc Powder Retrial

Posted by David Siegel on Oct 10, 2019 12:35:23 PM

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Topics: Products Liability, California, Talc