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UPDATE: Settlement Before Trial Over Birthday Crash That Killed Georgia Woman

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 31, 2019 1:27:16 PM


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Editor's Note: The parties reached a confidential settlement in the case Friday.

Lawrenceville, GA— Trial is set to begin Monday over a 2015 crash that killed a Georgia woman after a get-together for her 28th birthday. Keene v. Schwartz, 16-C-05811.

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Keene v. Schwartz

Jury Awards No Compensatory Damages But Hits RJR With $1M in Punitives Over Smoker's Throat Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 22, 2019 3:32:23 PM

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Miami— A jury hit R.J. Reynolds with a $1 million punitive verdict last week, as part of an unusual decision that awarded no compensatories for the throat cancer that took a Florida smoker's voice box. Moore v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-000858.

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Moore v. R.J. Reynolds

|VIDEO| How Pete Law Highlighted His Atlanta Roots to Help Deliver 8-Figure Verdict in N. GA Crash Case

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 17, 2019 4:29:26 PM

During closing rebuttal last week at trial over a devastating truck crash, Pete Law played off of his Atlanta roots to appeal to a Whitfield County, Georgia jury and help win an 8-figure verdict.

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Trucking, Monroe v. Lane's Equipment Rental, Inc., et al.

Jury Awards $3.75M in Trial Against RJR Over "Greatest Generation" Smoker's Fatal COPD

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 17, 2019 9:42:46 AM

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Tampa, FL— R.J. Reynolds was hit with a $3.75 million verdict this week for the part jurors found the company played in a Florida woman’s fatal respiratory disease. Durrance-Jones v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-009036.

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Topics: Durrance v. R.J. Reynolds

Judge Declares Mistrial Due to Plaintiff's Death in Case Against Philip Morris and RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 16, 2019 10:10:37 AM

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Vero Beach, FL— A Florida state court judge Monday declared a mistrial eight days into trial against the nation’s two largest tobacco firms, following the death of the plaintiff in the case. Collar v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2011-CA-000115.

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