Florida Jury Renders Defense Verdict In Tobacco Trial

Mealey's (August 29, 2016, 12:25 PM EDT) -- DELAND, Fla. — A Florida jury on Aug. 25 found that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was not responsible for the heart disease, lung cancer and death of a deceased health department worker whose daughter filed suit against the tobacco company (Debra Coursey v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2013-30656 CICI, Fla. 7th Jud. Cir., Volusia Co.).

The jury in the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court for Volusia County answered “no” to the question: “[W]as Rebecca Fredenhagen addicted to smoking cigarettes that were manufactured by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco...
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