Florida Appellate Panel Affirms Jury’s $5 Million Verdict In Engle Trial

(January 29, 2016, 2:10 PM EST) -- WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida appellate panel on Jan. 28 affirmed without opinion a jury’s verdict awarding the children of a woman who died from smoking-related illnesses $5 million after finding that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was responsible for her lung cancer (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Willie James Cheeley, et al., No. 4D14-1594, Fla. App. 4th Dist.; 2016 Fla. App. LEXIS 1111).

Judges Cory J. Ciklin, Burton C. Conner and Mark W. Klingensmith of the Fourth District Florida Court of Appeal affirmed the...
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