Reese v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco

VERDICT

Trial
05/05/11 – 05/20/11

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Summary

In this Engle progeny tobacco litigation proceeding, plaintiff Julie Reese alleged R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company of fraudulent concealment of dangers of smoking cigarettes which led the plaintiff to get addicted to smoking at an early age of 10. The plaintiff also alleged the company of manufacturing defective cigarettes which caused her laryngeal cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The plaintiff was represented by attorney Jeffrey Sloman. The defendant in this case, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was represented by attorneys Benjamine Reid.


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Outcome

Fault: 30%-RJ Reynolds, 70%-Plaintiff
Damages for Throat Cancer: 2,968,277
Damages for COPD: 583,000
Punitive Damages: No

Sessions

AM Session
Not in Session
0 Chapters
MAY
6
AM Session
Plaintiff Witness(es)
2 Chapters
MAY
13
AM Session
Not in Session
0 Chapters
PM Session
Not in Session
0 Chapters
MAY
16
AM Session
Not in Session
0 Chapters
PM Session
Not in Session
0 Chapters
MAY
18
AM Session
Verdict
2 Chapters
MAY
20

Recording Disclaimer: This proceeding was recorded in full.

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