Jury Awards $50K at Trial Over Smoker's Death, Pins Only 20% of Blame on Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 15, 2019 2:36:03 PM



West Palm Beach, FL—Jurors cleared Philip Morris of the bulk of responsibility for the death of a South Florida smoker, which potentially slashes the $50,000 award they handed down last week. Frogel v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA-023246. 

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$347M Trial Over Las Vegas Sands Macau Casinos Settles After Opening Statements

Posted by David Siegel on Mar 14, 2019 3:59:41 PM

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Topics: Nevada

Massachusetts Jury Hears Openings in Wrongful Death Tobacco Trial Against RJR & Grocery Chain

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 14, 2019 3:47:17 PM

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Dedham, MA—A Massachusetts nurse who died from lung cancer was the victim of dangerous cigarette design and a scheme to undermine evidence of smoking’s risks, an attorney for the nurse’s family told jurors Tuesday, as trial began against R.J. Reynolds and a New England grocery chain. Lagadimas v. R.J. Reynolds, et al., 1582-CV-01474.

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Topics: tobacco, Massachusetts

California Jury Hits Johnson & Johnson With $29M+ Verdict In Latest Talc/Mesothelioma Trial

Posted by David Siegel on Mar 13, 2019 8:23:48 PM

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Topics: California

Attorneys Face Off Over Conspiracy's Role in Smoker's Death, as Trial Starts Against Tobacco Giants

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 8, 2019 1:04:58 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL—Attorneys Thursday debated the role tobacco marketing and nicotine addiction played in the death of a 71-year-old woman who smoked for more than half a century, as trial opened against the country’s two largest cigarette makers. Neff v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2007-CV-036745.

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