Brown vs. RJ Reynolds


05/11/09 – 05/22/09


This Engle-progeny tobacco case involves a life-long smoker who allegedly started smoking when he was 12 years old. He died of lung cancer and esophageal cancer.

The plaintiff claimed that the smoker was addicted to cigarettes that contained nicotine, and that the nicotine addiction caused his death. The defense claimed that the smoker chose to smoke and wanted to smoke, for most of his life.

The jury ruled in favor of the plaintiff and found damages of $1.2M.


$1.2 Million for Brown


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