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Florida Jury Awards $10.6M at Trial Against RJR Over Cancer Death of Woman Who Began Smoking at 31

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 3, 2019 9:04:17 AM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— A Florida state court jury smacked R.J. Reynolds this week with a $10.6 million total verdict for the role it found the company played in the lung cancer death of a Florida woman. Hamilton v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-019632.

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

Attorneys Debate Whether RJR Is Responsible for Cancer Death of Woman Who Started Smoking at 31

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 27, 2019 6:41:30 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— Attorneys last week squared off over what role, if any, R.J. Reynolds and tobacco industry messaging played in the lung cancer death of a Florida woman, as trial opened against the tobacco giant. Hamilton v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-019632.

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

|BREAKING| RJR Cleared in Retrial of Wrongful Death Case That Produced $23B+ Verdict in 1st Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 24, 2019 8:10:46 PM

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Pensacola, FL— Jurors Monday cleared R.J. Reynolds of liability for the death of a long-time Florida smoker, in the retrial of a case that resulted in a $23.6 billion verdict five years ago. Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds,2008-CA-000098.

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

|VIDEO| How Jonathan Gdanski's Teacher-Student Analogy Helped Deliver 8-Figure Verdict in Tobacco Case

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Jun 21, 2019 1:47:58 PM

 

 


A vivid analogy can be a powerful way for a jury to connect with an argument. In the punitive phase of a 2019 trial against the nation’s two biggest tobacco companies for the death of a Florida smoker, Jonathan Gdanski outlines a hypothetical teacher-student discussion to drive home the point of civil punishment, and helps deliver an 8-figure verdict in the case. 

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Mahfuz v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris

Retrial Begins Against RJR in Cancer Case That Produced $23.6B Verdict Its 1st Time Before a Jury

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 13, 2019 1:34:52 PM

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Pensacola, FL— Five years after being hit with a $23.6 billion verdict that made headlines across the country, and two years after an appellate court threw out that decision, R.J. Reynolds opened retrial Wednesday over its alleged role in the 1996 cancer death of a Florida man. Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-000098.

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.