RJR, Philip Morris Pull Out 2nd Jury Win This Week

Law360, New York (October 6, 2010, 7:51 PM EDT) -- For the second time this week a Florida jury has handed a 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 a smoker with cancer.

Philip Morris, a subsidiary of Altria Group Inc., said Wednesday that a Manatee County, Fla., jury had returned a verdict in its favor in a case brought against it and R.J. Reynolds by a man named Jimmie Willis.

“The jury’s verdict, along with a verdict in another...
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