Jury Finds Cigarette Addiction Did Not Cause Plaintiff’s Diseases

Mealey's (November 25, 2015, 1:41 PM EST) -- WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., — A Florida jury on Nov. 23 ruled in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Phillip Morris Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group Inc., determining that the diseases suffered by a 94-year-old man who had sued them were not caused by his addiction to cigarettes (Robert Shulman v. R.J. Reynolds, et al., No. 502007CA023832, Fla. Cir., 15th Jud. Cir.).

Robert Shulman sued the tobacco companies in the Florida Circuit Court for the 15th Judicial Circuit, alleging that the companies concealed the harmfulness and...
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