October 6th, 2010 |
Engle Progeny, Products Liability, Tobacco Litigation, Toxic Torts, Willis v. Reynolds
Tobacco extended its Engle-progeny winning streak to three-in-a-row (Budnick, Warrick, and Willis) with a defense verdict today in Willis v. R.J. Reynolds.
Jimmy Willis suffered from COPD and multiple types of cancer. As a result of a throat surgery for laryngeal cancer, Mr. Willis spoke through a hole in his throat.
The jury found that an addiction to smoking was not the legal cause of Mr. Willis’ death.
CVN webcast the Wills v. Reynolds Engle-progeny tobacco trial live.