Webb v. R.J. Reynolds


11/05/14 – 11/12/14



In this Engle progeny tobacco suit, plaintiff Dianne Webb, as the personal representative of the Estate of her father, James Kayce Horner, claimed defendnat tobacco manufacturers fraudulently concealed the dangers of smoking, which caused her father's smoking addiction and his fatal lung cancer.

In the first trial. , the jury awarded $8M in compensatory damages and $72M in punitive damages.

However, on review, Florida's First District Court of Appeal found that the award was motivated by prejudice and remanded for a redetermination of damages.

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Phase 1 for Plaintiff $900,000.00

Phase 2 - punitive damages $450,000.00

Case Information

Engle Progeny Review for the Week of November 10
Nov 14, 2014

This week's Engle progeny review features a nearly half-million dollar punitive verdict and a jury still in deliberations, among the four CVN Engle cases.

$450K Punitive Verdict in Wrongful Death Tobacco Lawsuit's Retrial on Damages
Nov 13, 2014

A jury awarded $400,000 in punitive damages in Webb v. R.J. Reynolds, bringing the total award to Dianne Webb to $1.3 million in her wrongful death Engle progeny lawsuit.

Opening Statement of the Week: James Gustafson in Webb v R.J. Reynolds
Nov 10, 2014

Learn from CVN's best opening statements in our Opening Statement of the Week.

Engle Progeny Review for the Week of November 3
Nov 7, 2014

Three verdicts are the focus of this week's Engle progeny review.

Opening This Week on CVN
Nov 2, 2014

More than $600 million is at stake in the trials expected to open this week on CVN. Click to learn more about them.


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