Fla. Smoker's Widow Can Be Added To Personal Injury Suit

Law360, Miami (June 13, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the personal representative of a deceased smoker may be added to a pending personal injury action against tobacco companies and can pursue both survival damages as well as a wrongful death claim.

The high court quashed a lower court's determination that Karen Capone, whose husband Frank Capone died of lung cancer while his personal injury suit against Philip Morris USA Inc. and B&T Tobacco was pending, could not amend the complaint to substitute herself as the plaintiff and...
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