Piendle v. RJ Reynolds, the first Engle-progeny tobacco trial to be tried in Palm Beach, Florida, before Hon. Robin Rosenberg, is scheduled to begin Wednesday. CVN will webcast the Piendle trial gavel-to-gavel.
Charles Piendle died of lung cancer at age 55, after 30 years of smoking. His widow Margaret will attempt to establish that Charles was addicted to smoking, and his addiction caused his death from lung cancer, and thus she is entitled to recover damages as a class member in the Engle litigation.
Piendle will be represented by Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley.