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Tobacco Conspiracy Led to Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer, Attorney Claims as Trial Opens Against PM & RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 16, 2019 11:36:28 AM

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Miami, FL— A Florida smoker died of cancer after decades of believing tobacco marketing concerning filtered cigarettes, an attorney for the man’s family said Wednesday, as trial opened against the country’s two largest tobacco companies. Fields v. Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-1274. 

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Fields v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.

|VIDEO| How Kathryn S. Lehman's Medical Causation Argument Helped Clear RJR in Cancer Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 9, 2019 1:27:48 PM


The most successful defenses often go beyond simply arguing broken links in a plaintiff’s case. Typically, they also persuasively raise an alternate causation theory in which the defendant is not liable. At trial over a long-time smoker’s death, Kathryn Lehman’s closing argument masterfully employs that strategy to help clear one of the nation’s largest tobacco companies of liability. 

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

|BREAKING| RJR Prevails in Trial Over 42-Year-Old Florida Woman's Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 1, 2019 4:52:43 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL— Jurors Thursday cleared R.J. Reynolds of responsibility for the cancer death of a 42-year-old Florida woman who had smoked for more than two decades. Adamson v. R.J. Reynolds, 2016CA008532. 

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

RJR Prevails at Trial Over Death of Woman Who Never Smoked the Company's Cigarettes

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 19, 2019 7:24:41 PM

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Miami, FL— Jurors Friday cleared R.J. Reynolds at trial over claims that its role in a decades-long tobacco industry conspiracy led to a Florida woman’s death. Ruiz v. R.J. Reynolds, 08-112-CA-11.

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

Trial Begins Against RJR Over Death of Woman Who Never Smoked Its Cigarettes

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 17, 2019 9:19:00 AM

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Miami, FL— Attorneys Monday argued over whether R.J. Reynolds is responsible for the death of a woman who never smoked the company’s cigarettes, as trial opened against the tobacco giant. Ruiz v. R.J. Reynolds, 08-112-CA-11.

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