Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Personal Injury Award Bars Wrongful Death Suit, 8th Circuit Panel Rules

ST. LOUIS - A smoker's recovery of damages against tobacco defendants in state court bars recovery after his death against the same defendants by representatives of his estate, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 30 (Christi Thompson, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 13-3005, 8th Cir.).

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