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R.J. Reynolds Hit With $12.5M Verdict at Trial Over COPD-Related Death of Former Police Officer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 19, 2020 6:39:33 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— R.J. Reynolds was hit with a $12.5 million verdict Wednesday for the role Florida state court jurors found the company played in the death of a former police officer who smoked for decades. Snyder v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-019467. 

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

$26.75M Award in Retrial Over Smoker's Death More Than Doubles Original Trial Verdict

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 18, 2020 4:27:29 PM

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St. Petersburg, FL— A Florida state court jury awarded $26.75 million to the family of a Florida smoker after finding the nation’s two largest tobacco companies responsible for his cancer death. Duignan v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 13-010978-CI. 

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Duignan v. RJ Reynolds

R.J. Reynolds Prevails Against $7M+ Claim Over Florida Man's Lung Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 14, 2020 8:29:29 AM

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West Palm Beach, FL— R.J. Reynolds was cleared of fault Wednesday for the cancer that killed a Florida man who had smoked for more than 40 years. Richter v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-038650. 

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

Attorneys Argue What Fueled Florida Police Officer's Smoking, as Wrongful Death Trial Opens Against RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 7, 2020 6:49:24 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— Jurors this week heard evidence on what drove a long-time police officer to smoke for nearly half a century, as trial opened against R.J.Reynolds over his death. Snyder v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-019467. 

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

$10.5M Award Handed Down Against Philip Morris at Trial Over Former Marine's Throat Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 6, 2020 6:10:14 PM

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Miami, FL— Jurors this week awarded more than $10.5 million to a former Marine for the role it found Philip Morris played in the throat cancer that took his voice box. Principe v. Philip Morris, 2017-CA-025772.

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Principe v. Philip Morris