Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Tobacco Companies Partly Responsible For Diseases, Not Death, Florida Jury Finds

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Tobacco Companies Partly Responsible For Diseases, Not Death, Florida Jury Finds

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A jury in the 17th Judicial District Court for Broward County, Fla., on Aug. 28 found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group partially responsible for the smoking-related diseases, but not the death, of a longtime smoker, awarding his family $2.75 million in damages for pain and suffering and $373,436.55 in medical expenses (Heather Irimi, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2008-CV-026337, Fla. Cir., 17th Jud., Broward Co.).

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