FORT LAUDERDALE - Rita Mahfuz never had a chance to fend off her nearly two pack a day cigarette addiction, a Broward County jury ruled in rewarding her estate $37 million in damages on Feb. 28, in a suit that found both R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable.
Jurors award plaintiff $2.5 million in lung cancer death; Plaintiff sought $8 million from Philip Morris
MIAMI - Jurors on Friday hit cigarette maker Philp Morris with a $2.5 million damage award to the family of Ulysee Holliman finding the company liable for Holliman’s death from lung cancer in 1993.
MIAMI – Closing arguments in the lawsuit filed against Philip Morris by the family of a man who died of lung cancer saw attorneys for Ulysee Holliman argue that nicotine addiction killed him and the cigarette maker conspired to fool the public on the dangers of smoking.
MIAMI – Defense attorneys for Philip Morris appeared to have an uphill battle on Thursday getting a plaintiff witness to back down from his opinion the cigarette maker and other tobacco companies had engaged in a collective conspiracy to hide the truth from the public about the dangers of smoking.
MIAMI – A Stanford University professor of history on the tobacco industry on Wednesday portrayed cigarette makers bent on covering up emerging scientific knowledge and deceiving the public about the dangers of smoking so companies like Philip Morris could continue making profits.
ORLANDO — A Brevard County man is suing Maitland hotel operators, alleging negligence led to a broken cabinet door that injured the plaintiff.
MCGUIREWOODS LLP: McGuireWoods’ Chris Thanner Honored Among Northeast Florida’s ‘Ultimate Attorneys’
Jacksonville Business Journal has recognized McGuireWoods partner Christopher Thanner among its 2019 “Ultimate Attorneys,” which honors accomplished lawyers and corporate counsel who have contributed significantly to the legal profession and the Jacksonville community.
A customer is suing Burger King, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries due to a faulty bench.
A federal court dismissed several claims against Volkswagen over alleged suspension system defects in some of its CC model cars.
ORLANDO — An Orange County wheelchair user is suing Dollar Tree, alleging failure to warn and negligence.
Former pro baseball player sues AP, ESPN and USA Today for defamation over article about elk antler supplement
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A former professional baseball player and his company are suing ESPN, The Associated Press and USA Today after a 2016 news article was published that had alleged false information. The three defendants have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit.
Tobacco companies say not liable for lung cancer of Cuban immigrant who began smoking long before arriving in US
Lawyers for two big tobacco companies defending themselves against charges that they were responsible for the lung cancer of an individual are arguing that a Cuban native began smoking long before he came to the United States and used their brands.
TALLAHASSEE – In the legal battle involving the National Rifle Association and Gov. Rick Scott's new gun laws, another complication has transpired that may force the NRA to name two young adults in its lawsuit.
ATLANTA (Florida Record) — The wrongful case of a 26-year-old U.S. Marine captain killed in a plane crash in 2010 is on its way back to a district court in Florida after a Georgia appeals court denied a defense counsel appeal that the case should be dismissed "on political question grounds."
PALM BEACH -- Florida's Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal has denied the appeal from Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds in a lawsuit that found in favor of a Florida man who sued the tobacco companies for hiding the dangers of smoking, alleging the plaintiff’s medical expert testimony wasn’t qualified.
ORLANDO — An Orlando man is suing Dollar Tree, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.
ORLANDO — An Orlando woman is suing Family Dollar, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.
An individual is suing Ivey on the Lake Apartments LLC and Harbor Group Management Co. LLC for alleged negligence.
The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal has sided with Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a case involving a widow who had won $13 million in a lawsuit that claimed her husband died due to the addictive nature of cigarettes.