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BREAKING: $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

Trial Opens Against Philip Morris Over 41-Year-Old Smoker's Fatal Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 10, 2020 1:06:40 PM

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Jacksonville, FL— Attorneys Thursday argued over what drove a Florida man to smoke for more than 25 years, as trial began against Philip Morris over the man’s cancer death. Cuddihee v. Philip Morris, 2008CA000398.

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

Pair of Lawyers Named CVN Engle Plaintiff's Attorneys of 2019

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 3, 2020 11:30:00 AM

CVN’s unequaled Engle progeny tobacco trial coverage spotlighted a host of headline grabbing moments in 2019. The ongoing litigation includes thousands of cases spun from a decertified class action against the country’s tobacco companies. And, for more than a decade now, Engle progeny trials have seen the country’s best attorneys in courtrooms across Florida.

CVN’s Engle Plaintiff’s Attorneys of 2019 are a pair that served as the common link through a blockbuster trio of trial wins. 

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida