Monroe v. R.J. Reynolds

VERDICT

Trial
11/30/15 – 12/09/15

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Summary

In this tobacco litigation proceeding, Florence Monroe claims defendant tobacco companies concealed the dangers of their cigarettes, causing her nicotine addiction and, ultimately, her smoking-related disease.

Outcome

The jury found in favor of plaintiff, awarding $11 million in compensatory damages and apportioning 58% of fault to defendant and 42% to plaintiff. Jurors rejected plaintiff's conspiracy and concealment claims and found punitive damages were not warranted.

Case Information
Attorneys
Witnesses
News
Plaintiff
Defense
Verdict
$11,000,000
Case Number
2013CA-001121
Industry
Tobacco
Practice Area
Tobacco, Negligence, Products Liability

$11M Verdict Thumps R.J. Reynolds in Throat Cancer Trial
Dec 10, 2015

Jurors Wednesday awarded $11 million to a former smoker for the role they found R.J. Reynolds played in causing the throat cancer that took her voice box.


FL Appeals Court Upholds $11M Verdict Against RJR for Smoker's Throat Cancer
Apr 18, 2017

A Florida state appeals court last month upheld an $11 million verdict against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds for the throat cancer that took a former smoker’s larynx.


Sessions

PM Session
Other
2 Chapters
PM Session
Verdict
3 Chapters
DEC
9

Recording Disclaimer: This proceeding was recorded in full.

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