Philip Morris will not have to pay $2 million to the husband of a deceased smoker after a Florida appeals court decided last week that his lawsuit was barred by the state’s statute of limitations.
When Michael Piuze represented Richard Boeken in his lawsuit against Philip Morris for causing his lung cancer, the smoker asked Piuze to make sure he took care of his family and “do his best to screw up Philip Morris.”
Piuze ended up winning a $3 billion verdict for Boeken in 2001.
Last week, Piuze made good on his promise to his client, who died in 2002. After another jury trial against Philip Morris, Piuze won $12.8 million for Boeken’s son, Dylan, for the wrongful death of his father.
A jury has ordered Philip Morris USA Inc. to pay $12.8 million to the 19-year-old son of a man who died of lung cancer from smoking Marlboro cigarettes.
WASHINGTON – Citing radon as a leading cause of non-smoking-related lung cancer, which leads to about 21,000 deaths each year, more than a half dozen federal agencies have joined in an effort to reduce exposure to the radioactive element.
A jury in Escambia County, Fla. has returned the lowest verdict so far in a string of suits on behalf of smokers against tobacco companies, finding the decedent 95 percent liable for his health issues.
An 87-year-old Lake Worth, Fla. widow has won a $2.47 million verdict against three tobacco companies for causing the 1998 death of her husband from lung cancer.
A former Atlantic City, N.J. casino employee has settled his second hand smoke claim for $4.5 million.
A former casino employee who said his lung cancer was caused by 25 years of exposure to secondhand smoke at work has settled a lawsuit against his ex-employer for $4.5 million.