Florida Jury Awards $5 Million To Widow In Tobacco Suit
Mealey's (August 16, 2016, 10:51 AM EDT) -- MIAMI — A Florida jury on Aug. 15 awarded the estate of a man who died from lung cancer as a result of smoking cigarettes $5 million in compensatory damages after finding that the deceased was a member of the Engle class (Hazel Mathis v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2007-CA-47118, Fla. Cir., 11th Jud. Cir., Dade Co.).
(Verdict form available. Document #04-160817-017V.)
The jury in the 11th Judicial Circuit Court for Dade County found that Robert Mathis was addicted to cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds...