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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

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