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Jury Deadlock Leads to Mistrial in Case Against RJR Over WWII Vet's Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 24, 2020 2:26:44 PM

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Miami, FL— A Florida state court judge declared a mistrial Friday afternoon after jurors announced themselves deadlocked in a case against R.J. Reynolds over the cancer death of a World War II vet.Yount v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007CA030346.

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

$0 Punitive Award Follows $2.5M Verdict Against Philip Morris at Trial Over Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 17, 2020 4:09:50 PM

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Jacksonville, FL— Jurors handed down a $2.5 million verdict Thursday against Philip Morris for the role they found the company played in a 41-year-old smoker’s cancer death, but awarded no punitives after a second phase of trial Friday afternoon. Cuddihee v. Philip Morris, 2008CA000398. 

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

Cigarette Design Cost Former Marine His Voice Box, Attorney Claims as Trial Begins Against Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 16, 2020 3:23:35 PM

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Miami, FL— Defective cigarette design hooked a former law enforcement officer to cigarettes and ultimately cost him his voice box, an attorney for the man said as trial opened against Philip Morris. Principe v. Philip Morris, 2017-CA-025772.

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Principe v. Philip Morris

Trial Opens Against RJR Over WWII Vet's Cancer Death After Half-Century of Smoking

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 15, 2020 4:43:29 PM

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Miami, FL— Jurors heard arguments last week over what caused the cancer death of a World War II vet who smoked for more than half a century, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds. Yount v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007CA030346.

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Yount v. R.J. Reynolds

CVN's Top 10 Most Impressive Defense Verdicts of 2019

Posted by David Siegel on Jan 10, 2020 1:13:24 PM

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Topics: Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Florida, Georgia, California, Talc