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UPDATE: $15.4M+ Total Verdict Against RJR at Trial Over 50-Year-Old Smoker's Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 25, 2022 12:08:50 PM

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Update 2/25/22: This story has been updated to reflect the punitive award issued in the case. 

Clearwater, FL— Jurors this week handed down a $15.495 million total verdict against R.J. Reynolds for the role they found the tobacco giant played in the lung cancer death of a 50-year-old Florida man. Giambalvo v. R.J. Reynolds, 18-001663-CI-15. 

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Giambalvo v. R.J. Reynolds

Trial Begins Against RJR Over 50-Year-Old Smoker's Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 8, 2022 4:32:57 PM

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Clearwater, FL— Attorneys Monday argued over what drove a Florida man to smoke for decades, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds over his cancer death. Giambalvo v. R.J. Reynolds, 18-001663-CI-15.

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Topics: Engle Progeny, Florida, Giambalvo v. R.J. Reynolds

Jury Awards $9.75M at Trial over 80-Year-Old Ex-Smoker's Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 1, 2022 3:58:47 PM

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Tampa, FL— Jurors last week handed down a $9.75 million verdict at trial against R.J. Reynolds over an 80-year-old former smoker's death from respiratory disease. Long v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-000499.

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

Jury Awards $10M in Trial Against RJR Over Ex-Smoker's Bladder Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 26, 2022 1:02:45 PM

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Tampa, FL— R.J. Reynolds was hit with a $10 million total verdict last week for the role jurors found the company played in the bladder cancer a Florida man developed after decades of smoking. Rutkowski v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-014667. 

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

Trial Begins Against RJR Over Ex-Smoker's Respiratory Disease Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 21, 2022 3:52:14 PM

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Tampa, FL— Jurors heard opposing narratives over what drove a Florida woman’s smoking decisions across decades, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds last Friday over her respiratory disease-related death. Long v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-000499.

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