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$1.19M Awarded To Elderly Woman Thrown From Defective Wheelchair Lift

Posted by David Siegel on Feb 15, 2019 12:09:50 PM

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Topics: California

Trial Begins Against RJR, Philip Morris Over Smoker's Death After Losing Lung to Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 15, 2019 11:37:04 AM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL—Attorneys debated what drove a Florida woman to smoke up to two packs a day until cancer cost her a lung, as trial over her death began last week against the nation’s two largest tobacco companies. Mahfuz v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2007-CV-036743.

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

Searcy Denney, King & Spalding Attys Debate Cause of Smoker's Death, as Trial Opens Against RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 14, 2019 6:12:18 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL— R.J. Reynolds’ role in a vast conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking helped hook a Florida man to cigarettes and ultimately caused his lung cancer death at 59, an attorney for the man’s family said last week as trial opened against the tobacco giant. Gafney-Hanners v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-020540.

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January's Hottest Trials From CVN's Video Library

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Feb 13, 2019 4:36:52 PM

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CVN's on-demand video library includes hundreds of high-stakes trials featuring the best attorneys across the country. But each month some of those trials stand out from the rest, based on interest and discussion surrounding them. Below are 10 of January's most-watched, most discussed trials from the CVN library. 

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Jury Slaps RJR With $13.5M Punitive Verdict at Trial Over Smoker's Fatal Throat Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 8, 2019 1:27:06 PM

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Gainesville, FL— R.J. Reynolds was hit with a $13.5 million punitive verdict Thursday for its part in the throat cancer death of a Florida smoker. Bessent-Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds, 2015-CA-002554. 

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Topics: Bessent-Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds, Florida, Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds, Engle Progeny, tobacco