Fla. Jury Hands Down Rare Win For Big Tobacco

Law360, New York (October 4, 2010, 7:49 PM EDT) -- A Florida jury has handed a rare win to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. in one of the so-called Engle progeny cases, awarding no damages to the family of a deceased smoker.

Philip Morris, a subsidiary of Altria Group Inc., said Monday that a Duval County, Fla., jury had returned a verdict in its favor in a case brought against it and R.J. Reynolds by a woman named Eveline Warrick.

“The jury’s finding shows once again that Philip Morris USA still has...
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