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

Jury Slaps RJR With $13.5M Punitive Verdict at Trial Over Smoker's Fatal Throat Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 8, 2019 1:27:06 PM

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Gainesville, FL— R.J. Reynolds was hit with a $13.5 million punitive verdict Thursday for its part in the throat cancer death of a Florida smoker. Bessent-Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds, 2015-CA-002554. 

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Topics: Bessent-Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds, Florida, Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds, Engle Progeny, tobacco

Disney Found 40% Liable for Food Court Accident, Jury Awards Less Than $60K on Guest's $11M+ Claim

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 8, 2019 9:31:49 AM

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Orlando, FL—Jurors Thursday found a Walt Disney World guest largely responsible for the accident she says left her with a rare nerve disorder, and awarded her less than $60,000 in her suit against the theme park giant. Wilson v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc., 2015-CA-003347.

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Topics: Wilson v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Florida, Premises Liability

Walt Disney World Resort Accident Left Georgia Woman With Rare Nerve Disorder, Atty Claims as Trial Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 30, 2019 4:27:08 PM

Nelson Tyrone delivers openings at trial against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. over an injury he says his client suffered in an accident at a hotel food court. 


Orlando, FL— A Georgia woman suffers from a rare nerve disorder caused by a Walt Disney World restaurant cart that ran over her foot, an attorney for the woman said Tuesday, as trial opened against the resort giant. Wilson v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc., 2015-CA-003347.

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Topics: Wilson v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Florida, Premises Liability

Jurors Clear RJR at Trial Over $15M+ Claim Nicotine Addiction Killed Vietnam Vet

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 30, 2019 3:42:00 PM

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Bartow, FL— Jurors Friday found R.J. Reynolds was not responsible for the death of a Florida Vietnam vet who smoked up to three packs of cigarettes a day for decades. Russell v. R.J. Reynolds, 2010-CA-005234. 

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