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RJR Cleared, PM Assigned a Fraction of Fault for Smoker's Cancer & COPD, Likely Slashing $1.6M Verdict

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 3, 2019 2:19:36 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— A Florida state court jury Thursday handed down a $1.6 million-plus verdict for the respiratory disease and cancer it found a Florida woman suffered because of Philip Morris-brand cigarettes. However, the verdict apportioned the lion’s share of blame to the smoker herself, likely reducing the post-verdict award. Zingaro v. Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CV-036438.

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Zingaro v. Philip Morris, et al.

After Week-Long Break, Closings Expected in Cancer Trial Against Philip Morris & RJR

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 26, 2019 1:29:02 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— After a week-long break in proceedings, closings are expected early next week at trial against the country's two largest cigarette makers for the respiratory disease and cancer a Florida woman says she developed after years of smoking. Zingaro v. Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CV-036438.

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Topics: tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Zingaro v. Philip Morris, et al.