Jury Finds Tobacco Company Not Liable For Man’s Disease, Death

Mealey's (February 16, 2016, 2:16 PM EST) -- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Florida jury on Jan. 26 found in favor of a tobacco company in a suit brought by the widow of a man who died from lung cancer after years of smoking (Janice Louise Rounds v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, No. 2013 32607 CICI,. 7th Cir. Fla., Volusia Co.).

The jury in the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court for Volusia County answered “no” to the question, “[W]as Terrance Rounds addicted to nicotine that was manufactured and sold by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and...
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