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$2M  Punitive Award Hits R.J. Reynolds for Smoker's Throat Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 22, 2021 11:38:27 AM

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Ledo v. R.J. Reynolds

Punitives-Only Trial Opens Against RJR Over Winston Smoker's Throat Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 13, 2021 2:31:17 PM

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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. 

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Topics: tobacco, Florida, Ledo v. R.J. Reynolds

$6M Verdict to Smoker's Family for Fatal Throat Cancer, Jurors Find Nicotine Addiction Despite Smoker's Casual Cocaine Use

Posted by Meghan Gourley on Nov 3, 2016 6:58:50 PM


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. 

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, tobacco, Engle Progeny, Florida, Ledo v. R.J. Reynolds

$6M Cancer Death Trial Opens as RJR Questions Link Between Smoker's Casual Cocaine Use & Claimed Smoking Addiction

Posted by Meghan Gourley on Oct 28, 2016 7:41:59 PM

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. 

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