|VIDEO| How Eric Rosen's Closing Rebuttal Helped Deliver an 8-Figure Tobacco Award

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 11, 2019 3:31:00 PM

With widespread knowledge of smoking’s dangers today, plaintiffs’ attorneys in tobacco cases often face a high hurdle when arguing why a smoker from decades ago may not have understood smoking’s risks, or quit in time to avoid disease. That hurdle can be even be even higher when the smoker at the heart of the case started as an adult. But in a recent trial against R.J. Reynolds, Eric Rosen’s memorable rebuttal on closings overcame those issues to help key an 8-figure win for the family of a woman who began smoking in her 30s. 

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Hamilton v. R.J. Reynolds

|VIDEO| Todd Michaels and the Closing That Secured $24.5M Med Mal Verdict

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 4, 2019 11:26:38 AM


Arguing damages stemming solely from non-economic loss can be difficult:  A  jury has no hard set of numbers to use as a starting point in calculating an award, while surviving plaintiffs' ability to cope following an incident can be used as an argument to mitigate non-economic loss. However, in closings of a 2019 damages-only trial over the death of a Florida mother hours after childbirth, Todd Michaels secured an eight-figure win by upending a defense contention on non-economic loss.  

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Florida, vargas-chavez v. gonzalez-garcia, et al.

The Big-Ticket Trials Just Added to CVN's Library

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Oct 3, 2019 11:54:57 AM

Bradley Beckworth in closings of a landmark trial trial against Johnson & Johnson over its alleged role in Oklahoma's opioid crisis. It's just one of several blockbuster trials CVN has added to its library recently. You can see this trial, and hundreds of others, gavel-to-gavel, with a CVN subscription.

Over the past few weeks, CVN has added an array of blockbuster trials to our unsurpassed courtroom video library. The newest additions include major verdicts in two traumatic brain injury trials, a landmark opioid judgment, and a pair of big defense wins in medical malpractice and premises liability cases. 

Among the most interesting trials we’ve recently added:

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Topics: Premises Liability, Medical Malpractice, Florida, Georgia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Izundu v. Choi, et al., Spencer-Smith v. Cafe 290, State of Oklahoma v. Purdue Pharma, et al.

$0 Verdict Against RJR, Despite Jury Decision Tying Company's Cigarettes to Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 27, 2019 11:13:13 AM

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Jacksonville, FL— Jurors Tuesday found R.J. Reynolds cigarettes caused a Florida man’s lung cancer death, but found the smoker himself largely responsible and declined to award damages in the case. Miller v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-000401. 

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Miller v. R.J. Reynolds

Jury Hits Philip Morris With $1.35M Total Verdict in Trial  Over Cancer That Cost Smoker His Larynx

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 25, 2019 3:21:47 PM

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Miami, FL— Philip Morris was slapped with a $1.35 million total verdict this week for the role jurors found the company played in a Florida smoker’s throat cancer. Alvarez Del Real v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA-032909. 

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Alvarez Del Real v. Philip Morris