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RJ Reynolds Bears Blame In $4M Cancer Verdict, Jury Says

Law360, Los Angeles (July 31, 2017, 10:48 PM EDT) -- A Florida jury on Friday found that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. bore the majority of the blame for a smoker’s cigarette addiction and resulting death from throat cancer, holding the smoker’s widow suffered $4 million in damages.

Jurors in Fort Lauderdale concluded the nearly two-week trial by returning on Friday afternoon with a verdict in favor of plaintiff Bertie Thomas, who had sued on behalf of the estate of her late husband, Marvin. The jury found R.J. Reynolds had worked to conceal smoking’s true dangers, and...
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