Appeals Court Affirms $3.75M Tobacco Award, But Certifies Conflict on Key Punitives Law

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 5, 2021 3:31:55 PM

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Lakeland, FL— A Florida appeals court this week upheld a $3.75 million award against R.J. Reynolds for the death of a long-time smoker, but certified a conflict between appellate jurisdictions over which punitive damages law applies to this and similar cases in the state's long-running Engle progeny litigation.

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Topics: Durrance v. R.J. Reynolds

CVN BigLaw Spotlight: King & Spalding LLP

Posted by David Siegel on Mar 2, 2021 12:40:03 PM

For the latest installment in Courtroom View Network’s ongoing “BigLaw Spotlight” series highlighting the powerhouse white shoe firms represented in CVN’s one-of-a-kind on line trial video library, we focus on trials in the CVN archive featuring Atlanta-based defense giant King & Spalding LLP.

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Topics: tobacco, Talc

Critical Moments That Led to $17M Asbestos Verdict on Latest Trial in 20 Minutes Video

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Mar 1, 2021 3:17:32 PM

In 2015, a Florida state court jury slammed Koch Industries Inc.-owned Georgia-Pacific LLC with a $17 million verdict in an asbestos lawsuit, finding that a construction worker’s cancer was caused by exposure to the deadly mineral in the company’s joint compound.

Now you can watch the most important moments from the case in just 20 minutes thanks to our partner ChartSquad

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Topics: Taylor v. Georgia Pacific

Asbestos Trial Begins Via Zoom in Seattle, CVN Recording Gavel-to-Gavel

Posted by David Siegel on Feb 25, 2021 1:59:52 PM

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Seattle, WA - A virtual jury trial involving a cancer-stricken retired boiler worker’s exposure to asbestos began Monday in Washington State court, and the proceedings are being recorded gavel-to-gavel by Courtroom View Network.

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Topics: Asbestos, Washington

|VIDEO| How Brett Turnbull's Closing Set Up $25M Verdict in Nissan Brake Failure Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 24, 2021 1:14:13 PM


A common defense in automotive product liability trials is that the driver, not a vehicle defect, caused the crash at the center of the case. However, a vehicle’s own diagnostic system often provides the key to a plaintiff’s argument. In closings at trial against Nissan North America over a crash that killed three people, Brett Turnbull focus on an SUV's error code set up an eight-figure verdict for the plaintiffs.

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