Miami, FL— Jurors heard opening statements Friday over what financial punishment, if any, R.J. Reynolds should pay for the throat cancer death of a Florida smoker a quarter-century ago, and nearly five years after a multi-million-dollar compensatory award in the case. Ledo v. R.J. Reynolds, 2002-CA-000113.
Miami, FL—Jurors Wednesday rejected defense claims that a recreational cocaine user could not be addicted to nicotine and awarded his family $6 million for the role they found R.J. Reynolds played in his fatal throat cancer. Ledo v. R.J. Reynolds, 08-113-CA-31.
Miami, FL—Lawyers began battle this week in the case of a Cuban immigrant who died of laryngeal cancer 20 years ago, as they debated whether a smoker could truly be addicted to nicotine if he could stop and start a casual casual cocaine habit. Ledo v. R.J. Reynolds, 08-113-CA-31.