Cohen v. R.J. Reynolds, et al

VERDICT

Trial
04/11/13 – 05/03/13

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Summary

In this Engle progeny tobacco litigation, plaintiff David Cohen (personal representative of the estate of Helen Cohen) alleged RJ Reynolds and Philips Morris Tobacco Co of fraudulent concealment of dangers of smoking cigarettes manufactured by the companies, which led his wife Helen Cohen to get addicted to smoking and also of being liable of manufacturing defective cigarettes which resulted in Mrs. Cohen’s death due to Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The plaintiff was represented by attorneys Steven Hammer and Jonathan Gdanski. The defense in this case comprised of RJ Reynolds and Philip Morris Tobacco Co. RJ Reynolds was represented by attorneys W. Ray Persons, W. Randall Bassett and Todd Davis. Philip Morris Tobacco Co was represented by attorneys Stanley Davis and David Woods.

Outcome

Verdict for plaintiff - $2,055,050.26

Medical/Funeral Expenses - $55,050.26
David Cohen - $2,000,000.00

Fault/Responsibility %:
Cohen - 40%
RJ Reynolds - 25%
Lorillard - 15%
Liggett - 5%
Philip Morris - 15%

Sessions

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1 Chapters
APR
17
AM Session
Other
2 Chapters
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0 Chapters
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2 Chapters
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23
AM Session
Other
3 Chapters
PM Session
Verdict
3 Chapters
MAY
2

Recording Disclaimer: This proceeding was recorded in full.

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