Cohen v. R.J. Reynolds

VERDICT

Trial
03/03/10 – 03/24/10

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Summary

Cohen v. RJ Reynolds is an Engle-progeny tobacco trial Robin Cohen's husband was a smoker who died of cancer in 1994.

The defense argued that Mr. Cohen died of cancer of the pleura, not lung cancer, and therefore Cohen was not a victim of lung cancer caused by smoking.

The jury found that Mr. Cohen died of lung cancer and awarded compensatory and punitive damages of $30M.

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Stephanie Parker cross examines Dr. Gary M. Straus -- Clip 1

Outcome

Fault: 33.3%- RJ Reynolds, 33.3%-Philip Morris, 33.3%-Cohen
Damages: 10,000,000
Punitive: 10,000,000- RJ Reynolds, 10,000,000-Philip Morris

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Punitive Verdict
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Recording Disclaimer: This proceeding was recorded in full.

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