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Philip Morris Prevails in First In-Person, Florida State Court Tobacco Trial Since COVID-19 Shutdown

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 7, 2021 5:56:25 PM

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Update: This article has been updated from an earlier version to reflect the jury verdict in favor of Philip Morris.

Miami, FL — Jurors late last week cleared Philip Morris of responsibility for the stroke a long-time smoker suffered, concluding Florida's first in-person, state court tobacco trial since the coronavirus pandemic emptied jury boxes a year ago. Olsen v. Philip Morris, 2017-CA-017150. 

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Olsen v. Philip Morris

Florida Appeals Court Throws Out $15.5M Award for Smoker's Throat Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 19, 2021 2:21:27 PM


Tallahassee, FL— A Florida state appeals court last week reversed a $15.5 million total award in a case against R.J. Reynolds over the throat cancer death of a long-time smoker. 

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

$7.25M Verdict Against RJR Upheld by Florida Appeals Court

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 24, 2020 11:25:45 AM

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Miami, FL— A Florida appellate court last week upheld a $7.25 million award for the heart disease jurors found was caused by a decades-long addiction to R.J. Reynolds cigarettes. 

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

Kenneth Reilly Brings a Slate of Engle Tobacco Trial Firsts to This Week's Card Spotlight

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 18, 2020 2:31:37 PM

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida

Engle Card Spotlight: Gary Paige & His $500M+ in Tobacco Trial Verdicts

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 9, 2020 10:00:00 AM

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CVN cameras have covered more than 200 of Florida’s Engle progeny proceedings since the litigation, spun from a massive, decertified class action against U.S. tobacco companies, began more than a decade ago. Our Engle cards are our way of honoring the attorneys who’ve left the biggest impact in the litigation. This week’s card features Gary Paige, whose blockbuster record since the litigation’s earliest days have made him one of Engle’s premier trial lawyers. 

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida