Cohen v. Reynolds Goes to the Jury

Posted by msch on Mar 10, 2010 1:07:00 PM

Cohen v. R.J. Reynolds Closing Argument

Closing arguments are complete, and the jury has been instructed, in Phase 1 of Cohen v. RJ Reynolds.

Defense attorney Stephanie Parker told the jury in closing, "Cancer that starts in the pleura is not caused by smoking...and the test results for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) ruled out COPD."

In rebuttal, plaintiff attorney Adam Trop said, "Lung cancer is what the death certificate says...The pathology report says it's lung cancer...They've got a different excuse for why every piece of the puzzle doesn't fit perfectly -- but it does fit perfectly."

If the jury finds liability in Phase 1, then damages will be considered in Phase 2.

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Topics: Products Liability, Tobacco Litigation