Son Seeks Damages In Philip Morris Wrongful Death Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 3, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT) -- Friends and family of Richard Boeken, who won a record $3.5 billion jury verdict against Philip Morris USA before dying of lung cancer, testified Wednesday in a California court on behalf of his son, who is seeking damages for the loss of his father's companionship and guidance.

Testimony, which began earlier this week, centered on Dylan Boeken's relationship with his father up until 2002, when Richard Boeken died at age 57. A jury will determine what, if any, noneconomic damages Dylan Boeken is entitled to....
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