Cases & Deals

R.J. Reynolds defeats wrongful death litigation

Client(s) R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Jones Day defended R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a wrongful death trial brought against four cigarette manufacturers seeking to recover for the decedent's death from lung cancer following decades of smoking. After a three week trial, Jones Day obtained a complete defense verdict on behalf of R.J. Reynolds while the jury returned verdicts against the other defendants.

Tullo v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al., 2008 CA 035457 (Circ. Ct. for the 15th Jud. Circ., Palm Beach County, Fla.)