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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Case Information

Case Title

Grill et al v. Philip Morris USA, Inc

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Cathy Seibel

Date Filed

October 29, 2005

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