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$37M Award Slams Philip Morris & RJR at Trial Over Smoker's Cancer, COPD Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 28, 2019 6:02:00 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL—A Florida state court jury hit the nation’s two largest tobacco companies with a $37 million total damage award for the role it found the companies played in a woman’s death after losing a lung to cancer. Mahfuz v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2007-CV-036743.

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Mahfuz v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris

Jury Awards $10M at Trial Against R.J. Reynolds Over Smoker's Stomach Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 27, 2019 4:44:43 PM

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Quincy, FL— R.J. Reynolds Tuesday was hit with a $10 million total damage award for the role jurors found it played in the cancer that cost a Florida smoker his stomach. Harris v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA-000387

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

Philip Morris Hit With $2.5M Verdict, but Escapes Punitives, in Trial Over FL Trucker's Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 26, 2019 5:46:40 PM

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Miami— Philip Morris was hit with a $2.5 million verdict, but avoided a punitive damage award against it for the role jurors found the tobacco giant played in the cancer death of a Florida truck driver. Holliman v. Philip Morris, 2017-CA-002638.

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

|BREAKING UPDATE| $1M Verdict Handed Down Against RJR for Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 22, 2019 12:27:47 PM

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Updated 2/22 at 4:32 p.m. to reflect the verdict.

West Palm Beach, FL—Jurors Friday awarded $1 million to the family of a Florida man who died of lung cancer they found was caused by R.J. Reynolds cigarettes and a conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking. However, the jury rejected a claim for punitive damages in the case. Gafney-Hanners v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-020540.

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Gafney-Hanners v. R.J. Reynolds

Trial Begins Against RJR, Philip Morris Over Smoker's Death After Losing Lung to Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 15, 2019 11:37:04 AM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL—Attorneys debated what drove a Florida woman to smoke up to two packs a day until cancer cost her a lung, as trial over her death began last week against the nation’s two largest tobacco companies. Mahfuz v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2007-CV-036743.

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Mahfuz v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris