Lawrence v. R.J. Reynolds

VERDICT

Trial
04/28/17 – 05/10/17

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Summary

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette manufacturer's concealment of smoking's dangers caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.

Outcome

Phase 1 - Verdict for Plaintiff
$858,209.00

RJ Reynolds 35% fault

Phase 2 - Settled - terms not disclosed

Case Information
Attorneys
Witnesses
News
Plaintiff
Defense
Verdict
$858,209
Case Number
2009-CA-000178
Industry
Tobacco
Practice Area
Tobacco, Products Liability

RJR's Deception Caused Florida Farm Owner's Fatal Cancer, Atty Says as Trial Opens
Apr 28, 2017

Attorneys argued over the role R.J. Reynolds may have played in the fatal cancer that struck a Florida farm owner who smoked for more than half his life, as trial opened against the tobacco company Thursday.


UPDATE: $858K Verdict Nicks RJR for Farmer's Fatal Throat Cancer, Parties Settle Before Punitive Phase
May 10, 2017

A Florida state court jury awarded a smoker’s widow more than $800,000 and found punitive damages potentially warranted against R.J. Reynolds for the role the company played in her husband’s fatal throat cancer.


Sessions

PM Session
Verdict
2 Chapters
MAY
9

Recording Disclaimer: This proceeding was recorded in full.

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