Florida Jury Awards $4 Million To Widow Of Smoker In Engle Progeny Suit
(July 31, 2017, 1:24 PM EDT) -- FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — After finding that a man who died from laryngeal cancer was addicted to cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., a Florida jury on July 28 awarded his widow $4 million in damages (Bertie Thomas v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2007-CV-036432, Fla. 17th Jud. Cir. Broward Co.). VIDEO FROM THE TRIAL IS AVAILABLE.
Bertie Thomas sued R.J. Reynolds in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court for Broward County pursuant to the findings of Engle v. Liggett Group Inc., 945 So. 2d 1246...