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.