Tag Archives: Punitives

BREAKING: $550M Verdict, Punitives TBD, Smacks Johnson & Johnson in 22-Plaintiff Talc-Cancer Trial

Stock image.  Editor's Note: This is a developing story, and updates will be added as events warrant.  St. Louis—Jurors today slammed Johnson & Johnson with a $550 million verdict, and found punitives potentially warranted, for the role they concluded the … Continue reading

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Law 360: IL Court Restores $3M Punitives For Man’s Forklift Injury

CHICAGO (June 29, 2018) – An Illinois appellate panel on Thursday reinstated a $15.2 million jury verdict in favor of a man severely injured by a forklift while working for an exhibitor at a trade show, saying a $3 million … Continue reading

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Jury Awards $12M in Punitives, $20M Total, at Trial Against RJR & Philip Morris Over Smoker's Death

Stock image.  Fort Lauderdale, FL—The nation’s two largest tobacco companies were hit with $12 million in punitive damages last Friday, wrapping a $20 million total jury award at trial over a Florida woman’s cancer death. Landi v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, … Continue reading

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$8M Award, Plus Possible Punitives, Follows Inconsistent Verdict at Cancer Trial Against RJR, Philip Morris

Stock image.  Fort Lauderdale, FL—A rare Saturday of deliberations and juror confusion about a verdict form ended with an $8 million compensatory verdict, plus possible punitives, against the nation’s two biggest cigarette makers for the cancer death of a Florida … Continue reading

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Philip Morris Hit with $4M Compensatory Award, But Avoids Punitives, for Building Contractor's Cancer Death

 Stock image.  Gainesville, FL—Philip Morris was hit with a $4 million verdict this week for the role the company’s cigarettes played in a Florida contractor’s lung cancer death. But the tobacco giant ultimately avoided punitive liability, despite an earlier jury … Continue reading

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