Sikes v. R.J. Reynolds


09/06/12 – 09/21/12


In this Engle progeny tobacco litigation proceeding, plaintiff Janice Sikes (personal representative of the estate of James Sikes) alleged R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co of fraudulent concealment of dangers of smoking cigarettes manufactured by the company, which led her husband James Sikes to get addicted to smoking and also alleged the company of manufacturing defective cigarettes which resulted in Mr. Sikes’s death due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The plaintiff was represented by attorneys Robert Shields, John Kalil and Leslie Bryan. The defendant in this case, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co was represented by attorneys Kevin Boyce, Mark Seiden, David Reeves and Edward Carter.


R.J. Reynolds: 51%
Sikes: 49%
Medical/Funeral: 1,918,795
Compensatory: 2,165,722
Puntative: 2,000,000


Recording Disclaimer: This proceeding was recorded in full.

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