Florida Jury Awards $6.4 Million To Estate In Tobacco Suit

Mealey's (September 30, 2016, 2:34 PM EDT) -- JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida jury on Sept. 28 awarded the estate of a man who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) $6.4 million after finding that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s role in a conspiracy among tobacco companies to hide the dangers of smoking led to the man’s disease and death (Linda Prentice v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2008-CA-000386, Fla. 4th Jud. Cir. Duval Co.).

The jury found that John Price was an Engle progeny class member and that R.J. Reynolds was 40 percent...
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