McKeever v. Philip Morris, et al.

VERDICT

Trial
02/09/15 – 02/20/15

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Summary

In this Engle progeny tobacco suit, Vickie McKeever claims defendant Philip Morris Tobacco Co. concealed the dangers of cigarette smoking and fueled the addiction of Theodore McKeever, leading to his smoking-related disease.

Outcome

Verdict for the plaintiff, awarding compensatory and punitive damages.

Apportionment of fault:

Philip Morris: 60%
Theodore McKeever: 40%

Compensatories:

Total compensatory award: $5,798,170.45, includes
Damages for Theodore McKeever's pain & suffering: $3.5 million
Damages for Vickie McKeever's loss of comfort, society and attention: $2 million.
Medical expenses: $298.170.45

Punitives
$11,675,000

Sessions

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