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Oregon Jury Awards $1.6M Verdict Against RJR for Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer, but Finds Smoker 50% Responsible

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 1, 2022 12:43:52 PM

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Portland, OR— An Oregon jury handed down a $1.6 million verdict this week against R.J. Reynolds, after finding the tobacco company responsible for a long-time smoker’s death. Thorpe v. R.J. Reynolds, 18CV36607.

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Topics: tobacco, Oregon, Thorpe v. R.J. Reynolds

Jurors Hand Down $1M Award in Wrongful Death Trial Against RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 24, 2022 12:48:00 PM

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Tampa, FL— A Florida jury handed down a $1 million verdict last week against R.J. Reynolds for the 1997 death of a Florida smoker, but concluded the smoker himself bore the majority of responsibility for his fatal cancer, likely reducing the ultimate damage award. Wyerick v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-006850.

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

Florida Jury Clears Philip Morris of Responsibility for Marlboro Smoker's Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 23, 2022 2:29:49 PM

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Miami, FL— Philip Morris prevailed Wednesday at trial over the death of a Florida Marlboro cigarette smoker, after jurors concluded he did not have primary lung cancer. Monzon v. Philip Morris, 2008-CA-000110. 

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

Origin of Marlboro Smoker's Deadly Cancer a Key Question as Trial Opens Against Philip Morris

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 16, 2022 1:39:20 PM

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Miami, FL— Attorneys debated whether Marlboro cigarettes were responsible for a Florida man’s cancer death, as trial opened Monday against Philip Morris.  Monzon v. Philip Morris, 2008-CA-000110. 

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Monzon v. Philip Morris

Trial Begins Against RJR Over Florida Man's COPD Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 8, 2022 3:55:10 PM

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Tampa, FL— Attorneys Wednesday debated why a Florida man continued to smoke for decades, including roughly a dozen years after he was diagnosed with respiratory disease, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds over his death. Hancock v. R.J. Reynolds, 2009-CA-018859.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Florida, Hancock v. Philip Morris, et al.