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Date: 11-20-2009

Case Style: Cindy Naugle v. Philip Morris

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Court: Circuit Court, Broward County, Florida

Plaintiff's Attorney: Robert Kelley, Kelley Uustal, P.L.C., Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Defendant's Attorney:

Description: Cindy Naugle sued Philip Morris on a products liability theory claiming that the cigarettes manufactured and sold by it were defective and unreasonably dangerous. As a direct result of smoking, Plaintiff developed severe emphysema from being addicted to nicotine and from smoking for 25 years. Naugle, age 61, gave up smoking in 1993. She cannot walk but a few steps.

Philip Morris denied responsibility for the harm sustained by Naugle from smoking cigarettes.

Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $300 million.

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Defendant's Experts:

Comments: Editor's Note: It is highly unlikely that Ms. Naugle will ever collect any part of the monies awarded to her by the Jury.

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