Jury Finds Addiction Not Cause Of Death In Engle Progeny Case

Mealey's (March 9, 2016, 2:20 PM EST) -- JACKSONVILLE, Fla., — A Florida on March 8 rejected a woman’s claim that her deceased husband’s lung cancer and death were caused by his addiction to Paul Mall cigarettes, finding in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after just over a week of trial (Jessie Gamble v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2014-CA-003848, Fla. Cir., 4th Jud. Cir., Duval Co.).

The jury in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court for Duval County did find that Jessie Gamble’s husband, Donald, was a member of the Engle v. Liggett...
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