Jurors Clear RJR at Trial Over $15M+ Claim Nicotine Addiction Killed Vietnam Vet

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 30, 2019 3:42:00 PM

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Bartow, FL— Jurors Friday found R.J. Reynolds was not responsible for the death of a Florida Vietnam vet who smoked up to three packs of cigarettes a day for decades. Russell v. R.J. Reynolds, 2010-CA-005234. 

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

Closing Arguments Underway At $300M Trial Over Multi-Fatality “Duck Boat” Crash

Posted by David Siegel on Jan 25, 2019 2:30:37 PM

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Topics: Transportation

Disney's U.S. Parks & Resorts Arm Faces Trial Next Week Over Guest's Foot Injury

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 25, 2019 11:31:43 AM

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Orlando, FL— Disney’s U.S. park and resort subsidiary is scheduled to face trial next week over claims a Disney World guest suffered long-term injuries when a bussing cart ran over her foot. Wilson v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc., 2015-CA-003347.

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Topics: Wilson v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Florida, Premises Liability

Settlement During Punitive Phase Follows $2M Compensatory Verdict Against RJR for Smoker's Fatal Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 25, 2019 9:13:12 AM

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New Port Richey, FL— Days after jurors handed down a $2 million compensatory verdict against R.J. Reynolds for its role in a Florida woman’s cancer death, and shortly after punitive proceedings opened in the case Tuesday, the tobacco giant settled with the woman’s family. Kelley v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017CA002490.

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

Union Carbide Ducks Punitive Damages After New Jersey Jury Delivers $2.38M Asbestos Verdict

Posted by David Siegel on Jan 22, 2019 3:48:49 PM

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Topics: Products Liability