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Trial Opens Against Philip Morris and RJR Over Massachusetts Man's Lung Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 6, 2019 9:32:34 AM

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Boston, MA— Attorneys Monday argued over what, if any, role cigarette design and tobacco industry marketing played in the death of a Massachusetts man, as trial opened against the nation’s two largest tobacco companies. Main v. Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, 1684CV03883. 

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Topics: tobacco, Massachusetts, Main v. Philip Morris, et al.

Mistrial in $6M+ Case Against Philip Morris Over Smoker's COPD and Fatal Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 22, 2019 1:50:20 PM

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Miami, FL— A Florida state court judge Wednesday declared a mistrial in a case against Philip Morris after jurors were unable to reach a verdict on whether the company was responsible for a Florida man’s respiratory disease and death. Garcia v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA-045267. 

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

Jury Hands Down $42.5M Total Verdict Against Philip Morris and RJR in Retrial Over Smoker's Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 13, 2019 9:03:26 PM

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Miami, FL— R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris were hit with a $42.5 million total verdict in a retrial over the 1996 cancer death of a Florida smoker. Gloger v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2011-CA-23377.

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

Jury Awards $9.2M, Plus Punitives TBD, in Same-Sex Spouse's Wrongful Death Case Against Philip Morris and RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 8, 2019 6:47:11 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— In what is likely Florida's first wrongful death tobacco case brought by a same-sex surviving spouse to go to trial, jurors Thursday awarded $9.2 million in compensatory damages, and found punitives potentially warranted, for the role they found Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds played in a smoker’s death. Caprio v. Philip Morris, 2007-CV-036719. 

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

Retrial Underway in Wrongful Death Tobacco Case, Months After $17.5M Verdict Thrown Out on Appeal

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 1, 2019 9:27:33 PM

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