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$16M Punitive Verdict Against RJR Exceeds $10M Punitive Request in FL Non-Engle Cancer Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 1, 2019 7:38:01 AM

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Orlando, FL—R.J. Reynolds was hit with a $16 million punitive verdict Thursday for its role in the lung cancer death of a 53-year-old Florida woman who began smoking when she was a teenager. Coates v. R.J. Reynolds, 1997-CA-004541.  

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Coates v. R.J. Reynolds

Green Tea Extract Cost Man His Liver, Atty Claims as Trial Opens Against Kroger-Owned Nutrition Co.

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 28, 2019 9:42:59 AM

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 West Palm Beach, FL— Attorneys debated whether a South Florida-based nutrition company and the green tea extract it sold are responsible for the disease that cost a Texas man his liver, as trial opened against the company Wednesday. McCants v. Vitacost.com, Inc., 2016-CA-004982.

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Topics: Products Liability, Florida, McCants v. Vitacost.com Inc.

BREAKING: RJR Prevails in Massachusetts Trial Over Nurse's Lung Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 27, 2019 3:41:06 PM

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Dedham, MA—A Massachusetts state court jury cleared R.J. Reynolds on Wednesday of responsibility for the cancer death of a 54-year-old nurse who smoked for decades. Lagadimas v. R.J. Reynolds, 1582-CV-01474. 

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Topics: tobacco, Massachusetts, Lagadimas v. R.J. Reynolds

$10M Total Verdict in Wrongful Death Cancer Case Against RJR and Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 22, 2019 5:55:57 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— Jurors this week awarded $10 million to the family of a Florida smoker whose cancer death they linked to cigarettes and a tobacco industry scheme to hide their dangers. Neff v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2007-CV-036745. 

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Topics: Engle Progeny, Florida, Neff v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris

|VIDEO| How Scott Bailey's Closing Helped Clear Atlanta Doc at Trial Over TV Director's Fatal Heart Attack

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 22, 2019 12:40:50 PM


In a medical malpractice trial over the death of a television sports director, Scott Bailey convincingly connects the dots of his case, while connecting with the jury, to clear an Atlanta-area physician.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Cox v. Fatemi