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RJR's Deception Caused Florida Farm Owner's Fatal Cancer, Atty Says as Trial Opens

Apr 28, 2017

Attorneys argued over the role R.J. Reynolds may have played in the fatal cancer that struck a Florida farm owner who smoked for more than half his life, as trial opened against the tobacco company Thursday.

Jury Awards Nothing to Smoker's Widow in Trial Against RJR, Despite Finding Cigarettes Caused Smoker's Death

Apr 27, 2017

Jurors this week found a Florida smoker's cancer and eventual death were caused by R.J. Reynolds cigarettes, but shut out the smoker’s widow on her claim for damages against the tobacco company.


Former CEO Blocked Stock Sale, Cost Shareholders Millions, Atty Argues as Trial Opens Against Clean Coal Co.

Apr 27, 2017

Shareholders in a clean coal company lost millions because its chief executive wrongfully refused to lift restrictions on the stock's sale, the shareholders' attorney told jurors as trial opened against the company and its former CEO Tuesday.


UPDATE: $15M Verdict, Including $12M in Punitives, Thumps RJR for Smoker's Illness; Philip Morris Cleared of Responsibility

Apr 21, 2017

A state court jury Thursday awarded $3 million in compensatory damages to a Florida smoker’s widow, and found punitives potentially warranted for the role R.J. Reynolds played in his smoking-related illness. But, it absolved the tobacco giant of his death


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Jury Awards Nothing to Smoker's Widow in Trial Against RJR, Despite Finding Cigarettes Caused Smoker's Death

Apr 27, 2017

Jurors this week found a Florida smoker's cancer and eventual death were caused by R.J. Reynolds cigarettes, but shut out the smoker’s widow on her claim for damages against the tobacco company.


Former CEO Blocked Stock Sale, Cost Shareholders Millions, Atty Argues as Trial Opens Against Clean Coal Co.

Apr 27, 2017

Shareholders in a clean coal company lost millions because its chief executive wrongfully refused to lift restrictions on the stock's sale, the shareholders' attorney told jurors as trial opened against the company and its former CEO Tuesday.


UPDATE: $15M Verdict, Including $12M in Punitives, Thumps RJR for Smoker's Illness; Philip Morris Cleared of Responsibility

Apr 21, 2017

A state court jury Thursday awarded $3 million in compensatory damages to a Florida smoker’s widow, and found punitives potentially warranted for the role R.J. Reynolds played in his smoking-related illness. But, it absolved the tobacco giant of his death


FL Appeals Court Upholds $11M Verdict Against RJR for Smoker's Throat Cancer

Apr 18, 2017

A Florida state appeals court last month upheld an $11 million verdict against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds for the throat cancer that took a former smoker’s larynx.

Georgia News

UPDATE: Former Biscuit Maker's Popcorn Lung Suit Settles Days Before Trial

Apr 20, 2017

Jury selection is set to begin in Fulton County State Court Monday at trial over a former frozen food worker's claim that his lung disease was caused by years of exposure to an artificial butter flavoring.


|Video| Trent Speckhals' Closing Delivers $5M+ Verdict for "Life That Will Never Be"

Apr 13, 2017

A plaintiff can recover “the full value of a deceased’s life” in a Georgia wrongful death suit. However, where the bulk of a damage claim is for non-economic value, or what made the lost life at the heart of a case special, the damages argument becomes mo


$5.35M Verdict Hits GA Drunk Driver's Estate for the Head-On Crash That Killed Mother of 2

Mar 31, 2017

Jurors Wednesday awarded $5.35 million for the role a drunk driver played in the 2008 car wreck that killed a 22-year-old mother of two.


Video Vault: Bob Cheeley Delivers Powerful Closing at Trial Involving Survivor of Crash That Killed Five Nursing Students

Mar 17, 2017

Attorneys drew battle lines at trial over the brain trauma a nursing student suffered in a fiery tractor trailer crash. While a settlement during deliberations ultimately carried the case, Bob Cheeley's stirring closing rebuttal helped sway jurors to deli

Tobacco News

Jury Awards Nothing to Smoker's Widow in Trial Against RJR, Despite Finding Cigarettes Caused Smoker's Death

Apr 27, 2017

Jurors this week found a Florida smoker's cancer and eventual death were caused by R.J. Reynolds cigarettes, but shut out the smoker’s widow on her claim for damages against the tobacco company.


UPDATE: $15M Verdict, Including $12M in Punitives, Thumps RJR for Smoker's Illness; Philip Morris Cleared of Responsibility

Apr 21, 2017

A state court jury Thursday awarded $3 million in compensatory damages to a Florida smoker’s widow, and found punitives potentially warranted for the role R.J. Reynolds played in his smoking-related illness. But, it absolved the tobacco giant of his death


FL Appeals Court Upholds $11M Verdict Against RJR for Smoker's Throat Cancer

Apr 18, 2017

A Florida state appeals court last month upheld an $11 million verdict against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds for the throat cancer that took a former smoker’s larynx.


Former Lawyer's Widow Awarded $1M in Trial Against Philip Morris Over Fatal Cancer

Apr 7, 2017

A Florida State Court jury Thursday awarded $1 million to the widow of a lawyer and real estate developer after finding Philip Morris responsible for his coronary artery disease and fatal lung cancer.

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