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|VIDEO| How Steve Vartazarian's Closing Sealed $11M Verdict in Truck Crash Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 4, 2020 12:48:17 PM


Arguments on non-economic damages can turn into a veritable courtroom minefield for plaintiffs’ attorneys. An overly aggressive request can alienate a jury, while not being specific enough risks jurors undervaluing the case.  At trial over a fatal truck collision, however, The Vartazarian Law Firm’s Steve Vartazarian delivered a masterful argument on non-economic damages to secure an eight-figure verdict. 

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Topics: Transportation, California, Trucking, garcia v. tri-modal

Ursula Henninger Notched a 5-Trial Winning Streak to Earn Her Engle Card Feature

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 3, 2020 1:39:27 PM

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida

|VIDEO| The Allison Brown Closing That Helped Clear J&J in $5B+ Talc Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 28, 2020 1:32:58 PM


A winning defense in talc trials often hinges on how well an attorney can counter plaintiff’s causation arguments. At trial over the ovarian cancer a woman claims was caused by Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based Baby Powder, Allison Brown’s strong closing cleared the company of liability where billions of dollars were on the line. 

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Topics: Products Liability, Missouri, Talc, forrest v. johnson & johnson

With His Blockbuster Tobacco Trial Wins, James Gustafson Headlines Our Newest Engle Card

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 27, 2020 1:35:58 PM

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Our Engle cards, spotlighting some of the best attorneys in Florida’s ongoing tobacco litigation, have been a CVN tradition that dates back to 2011. It’s a different way to track some of the major cases and statistics across more than a decade of courtroom battles spun from a decertified class action against the nation’s cigarette makers. This week’s Engle card features James Gustafson, whose Engle trial record puts him among the litigation’s preeminent attorneys.

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Frank Bayuk's Outstanding Tobacco Defense Record Earns His Spot on Our Latest Engle Card

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 19, 2020 2:43:57 PM


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Our Engle card series continues, spotlighting some of the best attorneys across more than a decade of Florida’s “Engle progeny” tobacco litigation. That litigation includes thousands of cases spun from a class action against the nation's tobacco companies, which was ultimately decertified by the state’s supreme court. This week we feature Frank Bayuk, a leading Engle vet who has cleared R.J. Reynolds in more than a half-dozen Engle trials CVN has covered. 

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Topics: Engle Progeny, Florida