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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

Disney's U.S. Parks & Resorts Arm Faces Trial Next Week Over Guest's Foot Injury

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 25, 2019 11:31:43 AM

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Orlando, FL— Disney’s U.S. park and resort subsidiary is scheduled to face trial next week over claims a Disney World guest suffered long-term injuries when a bussing cart ran over her foot. 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

Settlement During Punitive Phase Follows $2M Compensatory Verdict Against RJR for Smoker's Fatal Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 25, 2019 9:13:12 AM

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New Port Richey, FL— Days after jurors handed down a $2 million compensatory verdict against R.J. Reynolds for its role in a Florida woman’s cancer death, and shortly after punitive proceedings opened in the case Tuesday, the tobacco giant settled with the woman’s family. Kelley v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017CA002490.

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

Lung Cancer Treatment, Smoking-Related COPD Killed Vietnam Vet, Atty Claims in Trial Against RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 17, 2019 1:24:17 PM

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Bartow, FL—A conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking hooked a Vietnam vet to cigarettes and led to an ultimately fatal combination of respiratory disease and lung cancer, an attorney for the man’s family said last week as trial began against R.J. Reynolds. Russell v. R.J. Reynolds, 2010-CA-005234.

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

Sides Face Off Over Blame for Smoker's Lung Cancer Death, as Trial Opens Against RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 11, 2019 12:43:11 PM

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New Port Richey, FL—Attorneys Thursday battled over whether a Florida woman’s fatal lung cancer was caused by a tobacco industry conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking, or the woman’s own decisions, as trial began against R.J. Reynolds. Kelley v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017CA002490.

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