Florida Appeals Panel Affirms $11 Million Engle Progeny Verdict
(April 16, 2018, 3:51 PM EDT) -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Without explanation, a First District Florida Court of Appeal panel on April 3 affirmed an $11 million verdict for a woman who claimed that she was addicted to cigarettes made by a tobacco company and that her addiction was the cause of her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Elaine Jordan, No. 1D15-5871, Fla. App., 1st Dist., 2018 Fla. App. LEXIS 4461).
(Opinion available. Document #04-180418-013Z.)
Elaine Jordan began smoking in 1963 at age 14, eventually smoking a...