Florida Jury Returns Defense Verdict In COPD, Lung Cancer Case
Mealey's (August 3, 2015, 12:56 PM EDT) -- VERO BEACH, Fla. — A state court jury returned a defense verdict on July 30 in a suit alleging that a woman’s lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were caused by her 50 years of smoking (Fannie Collar v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2011CA000115, Fla. Cir., 19th Jud. Dist., Indian River Co.).
The jury, sitting in the 19th Judicial District Court for Indian River County, Fla., found that Fannie Collar was not addicted to cigarettes manufactured by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,...