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BREAKING: $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

Trial Opens Against Philip Morris Over 41-Year-Old Smoker's Fatal Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 10, 2020 1:06:40 PM

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Jacksonville, FL— Attorneys Thursday argued over what drove a Florida man to smoke for more than 25 years, as trial began against Philip Morris over the man’s cancer death. Cuddihee v. Philip Morris, 2008CA000398.

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

Pair of Lawyers Named CVN Engle Plaintiff's Attorneys of 2019

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 3, 2020 11:30:00 AM

CVN’s unequaled Engle progeny tobacco trial coverage spotlighted a host of headline grabbing moments in 2019. The ongoing litigation includes thousands of cases spun from a decertified class action against the country’s tobacco companies. And, for more than a decade now, Engle progeny trials have seen the country’s best attorneys in courtrooms across Florida.

CVN’s Engle Plaintiff’s Attorneys of 2019 are a pair that served as the common link through a blockbuster trio of trial wins. 

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida

Jury Sides With Philip Morris & RJR at Trial Over Massachusetts Man's Lung Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 20, 2019 3:20:55 PM

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Boston, MA— Jurors Friday cleared the nation’s two largest tobacco companies of fault in the cancer death of a Massachusetts man. Main v. Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, 1684CV03883. 

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Massachusetts, Main v. Philip Morris, et al.

CVN's Engle Defense Attorney of 2019 Notched a Pair of Key Wins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 20, 2019 12:58:17 PM

For more than a decade, Florida’s Engle progeny tobacco litigation has featured some of the top lawyers in the country. 

The cases are among thousands that stem from a Florida class action suit that the state’s supreme court ultimately decertified, allowing individual plaintiffs to recover against the nation's tobacco companies if they can prove the smokers in their cases suffered from nicotine addiction that caused a smoking-related disease.

The ongoing nature of the litigation has finely honed the courtroom skills of its attorneys, with CVN’s unrivaled Engle coverage capturing veritable master classes of trial work. It’s one reason why we honor the best Engle attorneys each year. 

And this year’s Engle Defense Attorney honoree went undefeated in a pair of high-stakes cases.

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Topics: Engle Progeny, Pollari v. R.J. Reynolds et al, Zingaro v. Philip Morris, et al.