Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: First-Ever Settlement Against Smokeless Tobacco Maker for Wrongful Death

The country's largest maker of smokeless tobacco has reached a $5 million settlement after being sued by the family of a 42-year-old man who died of mouth cancer, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 8.

This is the first time a verdict linking smokeless tobacco to wrongful death has been rendered against the tobacco industry. A jury sided with tobacco companies in a lawsuit filed in the 1980s on behalf of a teenaged-user of smokeless tobacco who died of mouth cancer.

This is the first time a verdict linking smokeless tobacco to wrongful death has been rendered against the tobacco industry. Read Full Story...

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