Cases & Deals

R.J. Reynolds prevails on medical monitoring claims at trial

Clients R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Following a multiyear trial of a class action in New Orleans, Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company won a defense verdict on a $12 billion medical monitoring claim in a venue long recognized as one of the most hostile to corporate defendants. The case is currently on appeal before the Louisiana Court of Appeals.

Gloria Scott v. American Tobacco Co., et al., 959 F. Supp. 340 (E.D. La., Oct. 31, 1996); 709 So. 2d 1018 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1998)