Ledo v. R.J. Reynolds

VERDICT

Trial
10/25/16 – 11/02/16

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Summary

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette maker hid the dangers of its product, causing nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.

Outcome

Verdict for plaintiff
Award - $6,000,000.00
RJR - fault 49%

Case Information
Attorneys
Witnesses
News
Plaintiff
Defense
Verdict
$6,000,000
Case Number
08-113-CA-31
Industry
Tobacco
Practice Area
Tobacco, Products Liability, Negligence

$6M Cancer Death Trial Opens as RJR Questions Link Between Smoker's Casual Cocaine Use & Claimed Smoking Addiction
Oct 28, 2016

Lawyers began battle this week in the case of a Cuban immigrant who died of laryngeal cancer 20 years ago, as they debated whether a smoker could truly be addicted to nicotine if he could stop and start a casual casual cocaine habit.


$6M Verdict to Smoker's Family for Fatal Throat Cancer, Jurors Find Nicotine Addiction Despite Smoker's Casual Cocaine Use
Nov 3, 2016

Jurors Wednesday rejected defense claims that a recreational cocaine user could not be addicted to nicotine and awarded his family $6 million for the role they found R.J. Reynolds played in his fatal throat cancer.


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