Buonomo v. RJ Reynolds

VERDICT

Trial
04/30/10 – 05/20/10

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Summary

Engle-progeny tobacco products liability jury trial.

Matthew Buonomo was a lifetime three-pack-per-day cigarette smoker.

According to the plaintiff, Matthew was addicted to smoking and died of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease emphysema.

According to the defense, Matthew smoked because he wanted to, not because he was addicted, and he died of congestive heart failure.

The jury awarded approximately over $5M in compensatory damages plus $25M in punitive damages.

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Outcome

Fault: 77.5%- RJ Reynolds, 22.5%- Plaintiff
Economic damages: 405,000
Past Non-Economic Damages: 2,830,000
Future Non-Economic Damages: 2,000,000
Punitive: 25,000,000

Sessions

AM Session
Other
1 Chapters
DescriptionAttorneyWitnessPresence
00:00:02General Case Activities
APR
30
PM Session
Verdict - Damages
2 Chapters
MAY
20

Recording Disclaimer: This proceeding was recorded in full.

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