Jury: Tobacco Company Not Liable To Former Smoker For $1.9 Million
Mealey's (November 25, 2015, 2:22 PM EST) -- MIAMI — A jury in Florida on Nov. 24 ruled that a woman who formerly smoked cigarettes did not have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and, therefore, was not entitled to damages from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RJR), which she had contended “manipulated our culture with propaganda” to get people to smoke (Cynthia Green v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, No. 2007-CA-046326, Fla. Cir., 11th Jud. Cir.).
Cynthia Green sued RJR in the Florida Circuit Court for the 11th Judicial Circuit, seeking $1.9 million in damages...