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Jury Slaps RJR With $13.5M Punitive Verdict at Trial Over Smoker's Fatal Throat Cancer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 8, 2019 1:27:06 PM

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Gainesville, FL— R.J. Reynolds was hit with a $13.5 million punitive verdict Thursday for its part in the throat cancer death of a Florida smoker. Bessent-Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds, 2015-CA-002554. 

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Topics: Bessent-Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds, Florida, Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds, Engle Progeny, tobacco

Attorneys Battle Over RJR's Role in Smoker's Death, as Trial Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 9, 2018 10:23:12 AM

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Gainesville, FL—Attorneys Tuesday debated what role, if any, R.J. Reynolds and its marketing played in the death of a Florida smoker, as trial opened against the tobacco giant. Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds, 2015-CA-002554.

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Topics: Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds, Florida, Engle Progeny, tobacco