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$800K Punitive Verdict Handed Down Against Philip Morris for Smoker's Lung Cancer

Stock image.  Fort Lauderdale, FL— Philip Morris was hit with an $800,000 punitive verdict Tuesday for its role in the cancer an alcohol abuse counselor developed after years of smoking the company’s cigarettes. McCall v. Philip Morris, 2007-CV-036888. Read more … Continue reading

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Jury Awards $50K at Trial Over Smoker's Death, Pins Only 20% of Blame on Philip Morris

    West Palm Beach, FL—Jurors cleared Philip Morris of the bulk of responsibility for the death of a South Florida smoker, which potentially slashes the $50,000 award they handed down last week. Frogel v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA-023246.  Read more … Continue reading

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

Stock image. 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. … Continue reading

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

Stock image.  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. … Continue reading

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

Stock image.  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 Read more … Continue reading

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