Philip Morris Wins Jury Verdict In $340M Smoker Suit

Law360, New York (May 16, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT) -- A New York federal jury sided with Philip Morris USA on Monday in a $340 million suit brought by a lifelong Marlboro smoker who eventually succumbed to lung cancer at age 44, the tobacco company said.

A White Plains, N.Y., jury rejected the complaint on the grounds that Ann Grill did not have primary lung cancer, according to a brief statement by Philip Morris. In launching the suit in 2005, Ann Grill claimed she continued smoking based on the company's assurances that cigarettes were harmless. Her...
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