Philip Morris Prevails in Florida Design Defect Trial Over Virginia Slims Smoker's Throat Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 5, 2024 1:22:42 PM

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Miami, FL— Jurors last week cleared Philip Morris of responsibility for the laryngeal cancer a Florida woman developed after years of smoking the company’s "Virginia Slims" cigarettes. Santana v. Philip Morris. 

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Santana v. Philip Morris

$9.3M+ Verdict Against RJR in Retrial Over Florida Smoker's Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 12, 2024 11:04:15 AM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— R.J. Reynolds was hit with a $9.37 million verdict late last month for the role jurors found the company played in the death of a long-time smoker, capping retrial in a case that last saw a jury 10 years ago. Irimi v. R.J. Reynolds, CACE08026337. 

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

As Trial Opens Against Philip Morris, Attorneys Debate Timeline Surrounding Smoker's Fatal Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 21, 2024 2:57:49 PM

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Miami, FL— The timeline surrounding a Florida smoker’s deadly lung cancer promised to play a key role in his family’s claim against Philip Morris, as trial opened Monday against the tobacco giant. Garcia v. Philip Morris, et al., 2017-CA-005523. 

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Garcia v. Philip Morris, et al.

Philip Morris Prevails in New Mexico Trial Over Long-Time Marlboro Smoker's Lung Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 26, 2024 1:05:12 PM

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Los Lunas, NM — A New Mexico state court jury last week cleared Philip Morris and a regional grocery chain of responsibility for the cancer death of a 59-year-old woman who had smoked the tobacco giant’s cigarettes for much of her life. Johnson v. Philip Morris and Allsup’s Convenience Stores, Inc., D-1314-CV-2019-00897. 

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Topics: tobacco, New Mexico, Johnson v. Philip Morris

CVN's Top 10 Most Impressive Defense Verdicts of 2023

Posted by David Siegel on Jan 24, 2024 1:48:47 PM

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Florida, Malpractice, California