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.
Atlanta, GA-- Fulton County State Court Judge Jane Morrison declared a mistrial Tuesday afternoon in Georgia’s first case to go to trial over alleged links between Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based Baby Powder and a woman’s death from ovarian cancer. Brower v. Johnson & Johnson, 16EV005534.