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Miami, FL—Attorneys Monday battled over whether choice or addiction drove a Cuban immigrant to smoke as many as 4 packs of cigarettes a day for 45 years, as trial over his lung cancer opened against the country's biggest cigarette maker. Chacon v. Philip Morris, 08-102-CA-09.
Scott Schlesinger delivers his opening statement at trial in Marilyn Oshinsky-Blacker's claims that the nation's two largest tobacco companies are responsible for her husband, Dennis Oshinsky's, cancer and death.
Fort Lauderdale, FL—Attorneys debated what drove a Florida merchant who spent much of his career selling cigarettes to smoke himself, as trial over his lung cancer opened this week against the nation’s two largest tobacco companies. Oshinsky-Blacker v. R.J. Reynolds, et al., 2008-CV-025841.
Jeffrey Furr delivers closing arguments for R.J. Reynolds at trial over the emphysema John Hackimer claims the cigarette maker caused.
West Palm Beach, FL—R.J. Reynolds prevailed Tuesday against a $15 million suit by a former train engineer after jurors found his claim untimely. Hackimer v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA-010849.