Mistrial Declared In Florida Tobacco Suit
Mealey's (August 8, 2016, 8:17 AM EDT) -- MIAMI — After a “tragedy” came upon a juror in a tobacco product liability suit the morning before the jury was set to continue deliberations, a Florida judge on Aug. 5 declared a mistrial because there were not enough jurors to continue deliberations (Barbara Morales v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 07-16277-CA-04, Fla. Cir., 11th Jud. Cir., Dade Co.).
Judge Bronwyn Miller of the 11th Circuit Judicial Court for Dade County said she had already dismissed the alternate juror in the case and had...