RJ Reynolds Hit With $12.5M Verdict In Widow's Engle Trial

Law360 (February 19, 2020, 2:48 PM EST) -- A Florida jury on Wednesday held that R.J. Reynolds hid the truth about the health impacts of cigarettes, leading to a longtime smoker’s death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and awarded $12.5 million to the smoker’s widow in the latest trial stemming from the landmark Engle class action.

A Florida jury awarded a smoker’s widow $12.5 million Wednesday in one of the thousands of suits stemming from the landmark Engle class action against tobacco companies. (AP)

After deliberating for over half a day following an eight-day trial, the Fort Lauderdale jury returned a favorable verdict for Diane Snyder, finding that her...

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