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$540K Verdict + Potential Punitives at Trial Against RJR Over Smoker's Lung Disease

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 11, 2021 12:02:18 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL— Jurors Thursday awarded more than $540,000 to the family of a Florida man whose respiratory disease they found was caused by smoking R.J. Reynolds cigarettes, and they concluded punitive damages were potentially warranted against the tobacco giant for its part in causing the disease. Spurlock v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-023631.

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

Monsanto’s PCB Chemicals In School Blamed For Allegedly Causing Teachers’ Brain Damage, As In-Person Trial Begins

Posted by David Siegel on Jun 10, 2021 12:39:53 PM

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Topics: Toxic Torts, Products Liability, Washington

Ex-Smoker Awarded $3M In Florida Tobacco Trial Against RJ Reynolds

Posted by David Siegel on May 25, 2021 12:32:46 PM

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Florida

Tobacco, Talc Powder, Herbicides and Opioids - CVN’s Current & Upcoming Mass Tort/Products Liability Trial Coverage

Posted by David Siegel on May 13, 2021 11:37:19 AM

Throughout the pandemic shutdown, attorneys predicted a dramatic uptick in trial activity once courts began reopening, with a backlog of delayed cases prompting a blitz of initial trials.

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Topics: Products Liability, Mass Torts

Bellwether Trial Over Alleged Parkinson’s Risk From Syngenta’s Herbicide ‘Paraquat’ Begins June 1, CVN To Webcast Live

Posted by David Siegel on May 6, 2021 2:46:04 PM

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Topics: Products Liability, Environmental, chemical