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Decadeslong Smoker Couldn't Know Cigs' Danger, Jury Hears

Law360, New York (February 7, 2017, 10:31 PM EST) -- A woman who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder after smoking Winstons for decades should not be held responsible for decades of smoking in which she had no way of knowing the danger she was putting herself in, a lawyer told a Florida jury Tuesday in closing arguments in an Engle-progeny trial.

Totsie Fleming, born in 1932, smoked from 1950 to 1990 before she developed symptoms of lung disease, eventually passing away in the 2000s. After a one-and-a-half-week trial, lawyers for Fleming's estate and R.J. Reynolds...
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