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Attorneys Argue Cause of Smoker's Stroke, as Trial Begins Against Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 12, 2019 3:21:07 PM

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Miami, FL—Attorneys debated what caused the massive stroke a Florida man suffered after decades of smoking, as trial opened Tuesday against Philip Morris. Olsen v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA-047124.

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

Jury Finds Smoker's Heart Disease Claim Against RJR Time-Barred

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 5, 2019 11:09:42 AM

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Miami, FL— A Florida state court jury Wednesday found a woman’s claim against R.J. Reynolds was time-barred, clearing the tobacco company of liability for the heart disease she claims was caused by the company’s cigarettes. Clark v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-000231.

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

$10M Total Verdict in Wrongful Death Cancer Case Against RJR and Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 22, 2019 5:55:57 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— Jurors this week awarded $10 million to the family of a Florida smoker whose cancer death they linked to cigarettes and a tobacco industry scheme to hide their dangers. Neff v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2007-CV-036745. 

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

$800K Punitive Verdict Handed Down Against Philip Morris for Smoker's Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 21, 2019 4:00:58 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— Philip Morris was hit with an $800,000 punitive verdict Tuesday for its role in the cancer an alcohol abuse counselor developed after years of smoking the company’s cigarettes. McCall v. Philip Morris, 2007-CV-036888.

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

Attorneys Face Off Over Conspiracy's Role in Smoker's Death, as Trial Starts Against Tobacco Giants

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 8, 2019 1:04:58 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL—Attorneys Thursday debated the role tobacco marketing and nicotine addiction played in the death of a 71-year-old woman who smoked for more than half a century, as trial opened against the country’s two largest cigarette makers. Neff v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2007-CV-036745.

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