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...