Gary Paige Obtains $21 Million Verdict in Tobacco Litigation
Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Nov 21, 2014 in Firm News
Gordon & Partners is proud to announce that Gary Paige recently obtained a $21 million verdict for the widow of a man who died of lung cancer after smoking for 45 years.
In the case of Diane Schleider, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the jury found that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was responsible for the death of Andrew Schleider. In the lawsuit, it was alleged that Schleider was addicted to cigarettes manufactured by R.J. Reynolds and was unable to quit. His wife alleged that the tobacco industry's marketing practices contributed to his addiction.
In the closing argument, Paige told the jury that the tobacco industry frequently markets products to children in order to create replacement smokers for those who quit or die after using the product. Schleider began smoking at the age of 11.
The personal injury attorneys and staff members at Gordon & Partners are very proud of Paige's achievement. This is the second case Paige has been successful in against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. A previous verdict against the company concluded with a $40.5 million verdict.
Paige manages the Broward County office of Gordon & Partners and has won a number of multi-million dollar verdicts. To learn more about Paige as well as his other achievements, visit his profile page online.
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