Ruffo v. RJR

VERDICT

Trial
04/22/13 – 05/09/13

Summary

In this Engle progeny tobacco litigation proceeding, plaintiff Dorothy Ruffo alleged Philip Morris Tobacco Co and Lorillard Tobacco Co of fraudulent concealment of dangers of smoking cigarettes manufactured by the companies which led her to get addicted to smoking and also of liability of manufacturing defective cigarettes which caused the plaintiff Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The plaintiff was represented by attorneys Allan Kaiser and Jeffrey Sloman. The defense in this comprised of Philip Morris Tobacco Co and Lorillard Tobacco Co. Philip Morris Tobacco Co was represented by attorney Joseph Fasi, Lorillard Tobacco Co was represented by attorney Mark Bideau.

Outcome

Verdict for plaintiiff - $1.5 million

% of fault:
Philip Morris - 12%
Lorillard - 3%
Dorothy Ruffo - 85%

Sessions

PM Session
Judge Motion Ruling
2 Chapters
APR
29
AM Session
Other
2 Chapters
AM Session
Other
2 Chapters
PM Session
Verdict
2 Chapters
MAY
9

Recording Disclaimer: This proceeding was recorded in full.

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