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R.J. Reynolds Prevails Against $7M+ Claim Over Florida Man's Lung Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 14, 2020 8:29:29 AM

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West Palm Beach, FL— R.J. Reynolds was cleared of fault Wednesday for the cancer that killed a Florida man who had smoked for more than 40 years. Richter v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-038650. 

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

Attorneys Argue What Fueled Florida Police Officer's Smoking, as Wrongful Death Trial Opens Against RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 7, 2020 6:49:24 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— Jurors this week heard evidence on what drove a long-time police officer to smoke for nearly half a century, as trial opened against R.J.Reynolds over his death. Snyder v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-019467. 

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

Attorneys Argue Over Fault for Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer, as Trial Begins Against RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 31, 2020 12:40:26 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL— Attorneys Thursday argued over who bears responsibility for a Florida man’s lung cancer death after decades of smoking, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds. Richter v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-038650.

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

Jury Deadlock Leads to Mistrial in Case Against RJR Over WWII Vet's Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 24, 2020 2:26:44 PM

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Miami, FL— A Florida state court judge declared a mistrial Friday afternoon after jurors announced themselves deadlocked in a case against R.J. Reynolds over the cancer death of a World War II vet.Yount v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007CA030346.

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

$0 Punitive Award Follows $2.5M Verdict Against Philip Morris at Trial Over Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 17, 2020 4:09:50 PM

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Jacksonville, FL— Jurors handed down a $2.5 million verdict Thursday against Philip Morris for the role they found the company played in a 41-year-old smoker’s cancer death, but awarded no punitives after a second phase of trial Friday afternoon. Cuddihee v. Philip Morris, 2008CA000398. 

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