Jury Awards $10 Million To Smoker’s Husband In Tobacco Suit

Mealey's (December 21, 2015, 2:03 PM EST) -- MIAMI — Following a two-week trial, a Florida jury on Dec. 18 awarded $10 million to the husband of a woman who died from lung cancer after finding cigarette smoking was the cause of her lung cancer and death (Roland Ledoux v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al., No. 07-43991-CA-06, Fla. 11th Cir., Dade Co.).

The jury found that Patricia Ledoux was addicted to cigarettes manufactured and sold by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Phillip Morris Tobacco Co. and that her husband, Roland Ledoux, was entitled...
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