Budnick v. R.J. Reynolds

VERDICT

Trial
08/18/10 – 08/26/10

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Summary

In this Engle progeny tobacco litigation proceeding, plaintiff Jason Budnick (personal representative of the estate of Leonard "Lenny" Budnick) alleged R J Reynolds of fraudulent concealment of dangers of smoking cigarettes manufactured by the company, which led his father Leonard Budnick, a musician to get addicted to smoking at an early age. The plaintiff also alleged the company of manufacturing defective cigarettes, which caused Mr. Budnick’s death due to lung cancer in 1996 at age 52. According to the plaintiff, Mr. Budnick was addicted to cigarettes and tried repeatedly to quit. The defense claimed that Mr. Budnick enjoyed smoking and did not want to stop.

The plaintiff was represented by attorney Steven Hammer. The defendant in this case, R J Reynolds was represented by attorney Mark Seiden.


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Outcome

Verdict for defense

Sessions

AUG
19
AM Session
Not in Session
0 Chapters
PM Session
Not in Session
0 Chapters
AUG
20
AUG
23
AM Session
Verdict
2 Chapters
AUG
26

Recording Disclaimer: This proceeding was recorded in full.

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