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Lung Cancer Treatment, Smoking-Related COPD Killed Vietnam Vet, Atty Claims in Trial Against RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 17, 2019 1:24:17 PM

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Bartow, FL—A conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking hooked a Vietnam vet to cigarettes and led to an ultimately fatal combination of respiratory disease and lung cancer, an attorney for the man’s family said last week as trial began against R.J. Reynolds. Russell v. R.J. Reynolds, 2010-CA-005234.

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Topics: Russell v. R.J. Reynolds, Florida, Engle Progeny, tobacco

Trial Begins Against GA Doctors Accused of Med Mal That Forced Patient's Leg Amputation

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 16, 2019 2:26:51 PM

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Atlanta—Trial opened Wednesday over claims medical negligence cost a Georgia woman her leg. Lockhart v. Bloom, et al., 16EV003451. 

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Topics: Lockhart v. Bloom, et al., Georgia, Medical Malpractice

Sides Face Off Over Blame for Smoker's Lung Cancer Death, as Trial Opens Against RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 11, 2019 12:43:11 PM

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New Port Richey, FL—Attorneys Thursday battled over whether a Florida woman’s fatal lung cancer was caused by a tobacco industry conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking, or the woman’s own decisions, as trial began against R.J. Reynolds. Kelley v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017CA002490.

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Topics: Kelley v. R.J. Reynolds, Florida, tobacco, Engle Progeny

CVN's Engle Plaintiff's Attorney of 2018 Is...

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 27, 2018 1:22:00 PM

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Ten years ago, the first Engle progeny tobacco trial opened. Over the next decade, Engle progeny cases, among thousands of lawsuits spun from a decertified class action against the nation's tobacco companies, have featured the best lawyers in the country. And 2018 was no exception. 

CVN's Engle Plaintiff's Attorney of 2018 earned the award by notching an impressive five wins, highlighted by the largest jury verdict in nearly three years. 

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Topics: Engle Progeny, Florida

CVN's Engle Defense Attorney of 2018 Went Undefeated in a Trio of Trials

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 21, 2018 1:18:25 PM

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CVN's unrivaled coverage of Engle progeny tobacco litigation saw some of the nation's best attorneys face off in Florida courtrooms in 2018, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. The cases are among thousands that stem from a Florida class action suit that the state’s supreme court ultimately decertified, allowing individual plaintiffs to recover against the nation's tobacco companies if they can prove the smokers in their cases suffered from nicotine addiction that caused a smoking-related disease.

CVN's Engle Defense Attorney of 2018 earned the  honor by going undefeated in a trio of high-profile trials. 

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