Family Of Deceased Smoker Awarded $13 Million In Engle Progeny Suit

Mealey's (April 28, 2016, 3:34 PM EDT) -- FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida jury on April 22 awarded the family of a woman who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) caused by smoking $10 million in punitive damages, bringing the total award to $13 million (Vivian Turner v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. CACE07027976, 17th Jud. Cir., Broward Co.).

The jury in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court for Broward County found that Vivian Wilkinson, the deceased mother of Vivian Turner, relied to her detriment on statements made by R.J. Reynolds about the...
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