Angela B. Widdick for Roland E. Maddox
v Brown & Williamson
Verdict for Plaintiff
The largest damages in tobacco litigation history were awarded in this case. Finding for Widdick, the jury ordered Brown & Williamson to pay almost $1 million ($552,249 Compensatory, $450,000 Punitive Damages) .
- 1998 – June 10: Plaintiff verdict.
- 1998 – August: Verdict overturned.
- Dismissed on appeal.
This is Norwood S. Wilner’s 2nd win against Brown & Williamson, see Grady Carter.
For additional details about the Widdick case, see the Associated Press story under History/Media/News Reporting.