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Tobacco Conspiracy Drove Addiction That Ended in Smoker's Cancer Death, Attorney Says as Trial Begins Against R.J. Reynolds

Oct 19, 2017

A Florida smoker who grew up in Kentucky's tobacco country was among generations of children targeted by the tobacco industry, leading to a decades-long nicotine addiction that ended in his cancer death, an attorney for the smoker’s family said as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds Monday.

$7.1M Verdict Slams Philip Morris in Trial Over Virginia Slims Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer

Oct 13, 2017

A state court jury Tuesday handed down a $7.1 million award to the family of a woman who died from smoking-related lung cancer, after it concluded Philip Morris played a central role in her death.


$500K Verdict Hits Homeowner for House Guest Injured in Deck Collapse

Oct 13, 2017

Jurors Wednesday awarded $500,000 to a woman who shattered her leg in a house deck collapse, after they found the home’s owner largely responsible for the crash and cleared the property manager of responsibility.


Talc Powder Trials Set To Resume In St. Louis After 4-Month Hiatus

Oct 9, 2017

The first trial in Missouri state court over the alleged ovarian cancer risks from Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder products in the wake of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting the ability of plaintiffs to file lawsuits outside the state they live in is set to begin October 16.

Florida News

$7.1M Verdict Slams Philip Morris in Trial Over Virginia Slims Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer

Oct 13, 2017

A state court jury Tuesday handed down a $7.1 million award to the family of a woman who died from smoking-related lung cancer, after it concluded Philip Morris played a central role in her death.


Smoker's Death Caused by Cigarette Industry Scheme, Attorney Says in Trial Against Philip Morris & RJR

Oct 6, 2017

A Florida man was caught in a tobacco industry conspiracy that addicted him to cigarettes and led to his lung cancer death, an attorney for the man’s family told jurors Thursday, as trial opened against cigarette giant Philip Morris.


Philip Morris Marketing Targeted Women, Drove Smoker's Deadly Addiction, Lawyer Says in Cancer Trial

Sep 28, 2017

The cigarette addiction that led to a Florida woman’s death was fueled by ads targeting women and smokers looking for a “healthier” choice, a lawyer for the woman’s family said Wednesday, as a rare Florida trial outside the Engle progeny line of lawsuits opened against Philip Morris.


Suit By Smoker's Widow to Blow Back into Florida Court After 2016 Hurricane Caused Mistrial

Sep 25, 2017

As Florida recovers from the statewide devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irma this month, jury selection is scheduled to begin next week in a tobacco case whose 2016 trial was scuttled by the approach of Hurricane Matthew.

Georgia News

$500K Verdict Hits Homeowner for House Guest Injured in Deck Collapse

Oct 13, 2017

Jurors Wednesday awarded $500,000 to a woman who shattered her leg in a house deck collapse, after they found the home’s owner largely responsible for the crash and cleared the property manager of responsibility.


$6M Verdict Slaps 1 Doctor, While Another Doc Is Cleared in Trial Over Deadly Bowel Obstruction

Oct 3, 2017

Jurors Monday cleared one doctor but hit another with a $6 million verdict after finding him solely responsible for the death of a patient suffering from bowel obstruction.


Two Drs. Accused of Malpractice as Trial Begins Over Woman's Fatal Bowel Obstruction

Sep 29, 2017

Attorneys argued whether medical malpractice or rare, unexpected complications led to the death of a Georgia grandmother from a bowel obstruction, as trial began against two doctors who treated her.


Robert Monyak Details 2 "Worlds" in Closings That Help Clear Doc in Trial Over Vacuum-Assisted Birth |VIDEO|

Sep 19, 2017

Using an analogy to paint your opponent’s case in simple, stark contrast with your own can serve as a powerful beginning to a closing argument. In closings of a malpractice trial against a physician accused of negligence during a vacuum-assisted childbirth, Robert Monyak cleared his client by detailing two conflicting “worlds” he believed the jurors saw.

Tobacco News

$7.1M Verdict Slams Philip Morris in Trial Over Virginia Slims Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer

Oct 13, 2017

A state court jury Tuesday handed down a $7.1 million award to the family of a woman who died from smoking-related lung cancer, after it concluded Philip Morris played a central role in her death.


Smoker's Death Caused by Cigarette Industry Scheme, Attorney Says in Trial Against Philip Morris & RJR

Oct 6, 2017

A Florida man was caught in a tobacco industry conspiracy that addicted him to cigarettes and led to his lung cancer death, an attorney for the man’s family told jurors Thursday, as trial opened against cigarette giant Philip Morris.


Philip Morris Marketing Targeted Women, Drove Smoker's Deadly Addiction, Lawyer Says in Cancer Trial

Sep 28, 2017

The cigarette addiction that led to a Florida woman’s death was fueled by ads targeting women and smokers looking for a “healthier” choice, a lawyer for the woman’s family said Wednesday, as a rare Florida trial outside the Engle progeny line of lawsuits opened against Philip Morris.


Suit By Smoker's Widow to Blow Back into Florida Court After 2016 Hurricane Caused Mistrial

Sep 25, 2017

As Florida recovers from the statewide devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irma this month, jury selection is scheduled to begin next week in a tobacco case whose 2016 trial was scuttled by the approach of Hurricane Matthew.

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