One of the longest and hardest-fought cases in Brannock & Humphries’ history has finally come to an end, with the decision by tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris to abandon attempts at further review after several appellate victories by Brannock & Humphries.
Today, at Brannock & Humphries’ urging, the Fourth District Court of Appeal issued an opinion reversing the reduction of a $1 million verdict against cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris.
Brevard County Legal Aid honored Steve Brannock and Brannock & Humphries for their many hours of dedicated pro bono service at Brevard’s 31st Annual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony and Recognition Gala, held in Rockledge on March 16.
Brannock & Humphries Helps Dawn Schlefstein’s Family Recover Over $41 Million From R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
After a multi-week trial, during which Brannock & Humphries provided appellate support, a Broward County jury awarded more than $41 million to the family of a deceased smoker.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal disapproved a misleading jury instruction today, awarding a Brannock & Humphries client a new trial in her lawsuit against tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris.
The Third District Court of Appeal issued an opinion today upholding an order denying R.J. Reynolds a new trial on claims for fraudulent concealment and conspiracy in a non-Engle progeny tobacco lawsuit.
Describing decades-long efforts by the tobacco industry to intentionally design addictive and deadly cigarettes and to conspire to hide the dangers of smoking cigarettes from the public, the Second District Court of Appeal today upheld a $32.75 million verdict obtained by a Brannock & Humphries client against tobacco companies Philip
Today, the Third District Court of Appeal upheld a judgment awarding $14.5 million to Carmenza Merino in an Engle progeny suit brought against cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris.