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Ten years after smoker’s suit, jury awards $12.8M to son
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.