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Concrete Co. Faces Claim That Mixer's Crash Into Big Rig Ended Trucker's Career, as GA Trial Opens

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 25, 2022 4:11:58 PM

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Atlanta, GA— Whether a 2016 big rig crash ended a Georgia trucker’s career, and the reaction of another trucker to his post-crash drug testing were key issues Wednesday as a damages trial opened against a concrete supplier and one of its drivers. Love, et al. v. Ready Mix USA, LLC, et al., 18EV003461.  

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Trucking

Jury Hands Down $1.5M Verdict in COPD Trial Against RJR, Finds Smoker Largely at Fault

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 21, 2022 1:22:30 PM

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Tampa, FL— Jurors last week handed down a $1.5 million verdict for a Florida smoker’s respiratory disease-related death, but apportioned less than half the responsibility for the fatal illness to defendant R.J. Reynolds.  Hancock v. R.J. Reynolds, 2009-CA-018859.

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Topics: Hancock v. Philip Morris, et al.

|VIDEO| Florida Opioid Trial Opens Against Walgreens

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 12, 2022 4:13:11 PM

 


New Port Richey, FL— A Florida jury previewed evidence concerning whether Walgreens bears responsibility for the devastating impact opioids have had in the state, as trial opened Monday against the pharmacy chain. State of Florida v. Walgreens, 2018-CA-001438. 

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Topics: Florida, Pharmaceutical, State of Florida v. Purdue Pharma, et al.

Trial Begins Against RJR Over Florida Man's COPD Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 8, 2022 3:55:10 PM

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Tampa, FL— Attorneys Wednesday debated why a Florida man continued to smoke for decades, including roughly a dozen years after he was diagnosed with respiratory disease, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds over his death. Hancock v. R.J. Reynolds, 2009-CA-018859.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Florida, Hancock v. Philip Morris, et al.

$4.2M Verdict Against RJR Caps MA Trial Over Woman's Fatal Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 23, 2022 1:43:24 PM

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Woburn, MA— A Massachusetts state court jury Monday awarded $4.2 million to the family of a woman who died of lung cancer following years of smoking, after finding tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds responsible for her death. Hunt v. R.J. Reynolds, 1881-CV-00446. 

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Topics: Hunt v. R.J. Reynolds