Philip Morris Beats $19M Engle Progeny Suit At Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (September 23, 2016, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Philip Morris USA Inc. is not liable in a $19 million Engle progeny trial brought by the widow and daughter of a chain-smoking clothing store owner who died of lung cancer, a Miami jury decided on Thursday.

The verdict came after emotional closing arguments, during which the plaintiff's attorneys detailed the pain and sorrow suffered by the survivors of Robiel Chacon.

Plaintiff's attorney Charles Baumberger of Rossman Baumberger Reboso Spier & Connolly PA told jurors that Chacon's widow, Elsa, and daughter, Charity, suffered deeply during his illness and after his death. He said that Elsa deserves $12 million for having the...

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