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Florida Jury Sides With R.J. Reynolds, Says Addiction Did Not Cause Heart Disease

Mealey's (August 30, 2016, 6:21 PM EDT) -- MIAMI — A Florida jury found in favor of a tobacco company on Aug. 18, finding that a man’s addiction to cigarettes was not the cause of his heart disease in an Engle progeny suit (William Wilkins, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 15-2007-CA-20, Fla. Cir., 11th Jud. Cir., Dade Co.).

(Verdict form available. Document #04-160921-001V.)

The jury in the 11th Judicial Circuit Court for Dade County answered “no” to the question, “[W]as Mr. [William] Wilkins addicted to nicotine in cigarettes, and...
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