Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Tobacco Lawsuit
Mealey's (September 8, 2016, 11:51 AM EDT) -- WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida jury on Sept. 6 found in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an Engle progeny case in which a man claimed that his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was caused by smoking cigarettes made by the tobacco company (John Hackimer, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2014-CA-010849, Fla. Jud. Cir. 15th, Palm Beach Co.).
The jury in the 15th Judicial Circuit Court for Palm Beach County answered “yes” to the question: “[W]as John Hackimer addicted to...