McKeever v. Philip Morris, et al.


02/09/15 – 02/20/15

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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.


Verdict for the plaintiff, awarding compensatory and punitive damages.

Apportionment of fault:

Philip Morris: 60%
Theodore McKeever: 40%


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



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