Florida Jury Awards Widow $12 Million In Engle Progeny Suit

Mealey's (May 12, 2016, 12:00 PM EDT) -- SARASOTA, Fla. — A Florida jury on May 11 found that a woman relied to her detriment on statements made by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. about the healthfulness of cigarettes, which ultimately caused her death, and awarded her husband $12 million in compensatory damages (George Dion v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 13CA5673, Fla. Cir., 12th Jud. Cir., Sarasota Co.).

The jury in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida for Sarasota County further found that Marion Dion was addicted to cigarettes manufactured by R.J. Reynolds...
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