Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Tobacco Trial
Mealey's (September 30, 2016, 12:49 PM EDT) -- MIAMI — A Florida jury on Sept. 22 issued a verdict in favor of Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny suit after finding that a widow was unable to pursue claims against the tobacco company because her husband was not a citizen of Florida when his lung cancer manifested (Elsa Chacon v. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 08-102-CA-09, Fla., 11th Jud. Cir., Dade Co.).
The jury in the 11th Judicial Circuit Court for Dade County answered “no” to the question: “[W]as Robiel Chacon a...