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Massachusetts Jury Hears Openings in Wrongful Death Tobacco Trial Against RJR & Grocery Chain

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 14, 2019 3:47:17 PM

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Dedham, MA—A Massachusetts nurse who died from lung cancer was the victim of dangerous cigarette design and a scheme to undermine evidence of smoking’s risks, an attorney for the nurse’s family told jurors Tuesday, as trial began against R.J. Reynolds and a New England grocery chain. Lagadimas v. R.J. Reynolds, et al., 1582-CV-01474.

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Topics: tobacco, Massachusetts

Attorneys Face Off Over Conspiracy's Role in Smoker's Death, as Trial Starts Against Tobacco Giants

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 8, 2019 1:04:58 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL—Attorneys Thursday debated the role tobacco marketing and nicotine addiction played in the death of a 71-year-old woman who smoked for more than half a century, as trial opened against the country’s two largest cigarette makers. Neff v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2007-CV-036745.

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Neff v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris

$37M Award Slams Philip Morris & RJR at Trial Over Smoker's Cancer, COPD Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 28, 2019 6:02:00 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL—A Florida state court jury hit the nation’s two largest tobacco companies with a $37 million total damage award for the role it found the companies played in a woman’s death after losing a lung to cancer. Mahfuz v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2007-CV-036743.

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Mahfuz v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris

Jury Awards $10M at Trial Against R.J. Reynolds Over Smoker's Stomach Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 27, 2019 4:44:43 PM

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Quincy, FL— R.J. Reynolds Tuesday was hit with a $10 million total damage award for the role jurors found it played in the cancer that cost a Florida smoker his stomach. Harris v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA-000387

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

Philip Morris Hit With $2.5M Verdict, but Escapes Punitives, in Trial Over FL Trucker's Lung Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 26, 2019 5:46:40 PM

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Miami— Philip Morris was hit with a $2.5 million verdict, but avoided a punitive damage award against it for the role jurors found the tobacco giant played in the cancer death of a Florida truck driver. Holliman v. Philip Morris, 2017-CA-002638.

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