$540K Verdict + Potential Punitives at Trial Against RJR Over Smoker's Lung Disease

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 11, 2021 12:02:18 PM

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West Palm Beach, FL— Jurors Thursday awarded more than $540,000 to the family of a Florida man whose respiratory disease they found was caused by smoking R.J. Reynolds cigarettes, and they concluded punitive damages were potentially warranted against the tobacco giant for its part in causing the disease. Spurlock v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-023631.

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

Ex-Smoker Awarded $3M In Florida Tobacco Trial Against RJ Reynolds

Posted by David Siegel on May 25, 2021 12:32:46 PM

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Florida

RJ Reynolds Faces In-Person Florida Tobacco Trial, CVN Webcasting Live

Posted by David Siegel on May 19, 2021 3:22:13 PM

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Topics: tobacco, Florida

Philip Morris Prevails in First In-Person, Florida State Court Tobacco Trial Since COVID-19 Shutdown

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 7, 2021 5:56:25 PM

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Update: This article has been updated from an earlier version to reflect the jury verdict in favor of Philip Morris.

Miami, FL — Jurors late last week cleared Philip Morris of responsibility for the stroke a long-time smoker suffered, concluding Florida's first in-person, state court tobacco trial since the coronavirus pandemic emptied jury boxes a year ago. Olsen v. Philip Morris, 2017-CA-017150. 

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

CVN BigLaw Spotlight: King & Spalding LLP

Posted by David Siegel on Mar 2, 2021 12:40:03 PM

For the latest installment in Courtroom View Network’s ongoing “BigLaw Spotlight” series highlighting the powerhouse white shoe firms represented in CVN’s one-of-a-kind on line trial video library, we focus on trials in the CVN archive featuring Atlanta-based defense giant King & Spalding LLP.

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Topics: tobacco, Talc