Jury Awards $6M To WWII Hero's Widow In Engle Case

Law360, New York (February 23, 2017, 7:03 PM EST) -- A Florida jury awarded $6 million on Thursday in the case of a World War II hero who developed lung disease and who had blamed R.J. Reynolds for lying about the dangers of tobacco — but the jury said the man's death was not caused by the company.

Malcolm Fox, a recipient of the Certificate of Meritorious Service, the Distinguished Flying Cross and other medals for his service in World War II, died at 82 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after a lifetime of smoking starting at age 14, in 1938, his widow's lawyer told the jury.

The jury decided Thursday that...

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