We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Florida Jury Awards $750,000 To Deceased Smoker’s Husband Against R.J. Reynolds

(September 3, 2015, 10:54 AM EDT) -- CITY ISLAND, Fla. — A jury in Florida on Aug. 31 awarded $750,000 to a man who sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RJR) alleging that the company was liable for the death of his wife because her addiction to cigarettes made by the company was the cause of her lung cancer. The jury found the company 25 percent liable (James Lewis, as the representative of the Estate of Rosemary Lewis v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, No. 2009 30058 CIC, Fla. Cir., 7th Jud. Cir.).

Allegations...
To view the full article, register now.