Ethel Gray details her husband's decades of smoking prior to his diagnosis with the COPD and artery disease that Gray claims was caused by R.J. Reynolds' Winston-brand cigarettes.
Judge Peter Dubensky declared a mistrial Tuesday in Dupre v. R.J. Reynolds after plaintiffs' attorneys failed to disclose a change in the testimony of Kevin Dupre, the son of Richard Dupre, whose 1994 death from artery disease launched the Engle suit against R.J. Reynolds. Click here for the proceedings leading to the mistrial declaration.
Robert Shields argues that punitive damages should be imposed against Philip Morris in a suit by his client, Mary Brown. The jury awarded more than $6.3 million in compensatory damages but declined to award punitives in the case.