Mayola Williams for Jesse, deceased
v Philip Morris

Filed 1999

Verdict for the Plaintiff


  • 2009 – After 10 years of litigation including a third and final trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Williams $79.5 million punitive damages verdict was affirmed and paid to the plaintiff.
  • 2012 – Philip Morris paid $56 million to the State of Oregon which by statute receives 60% of the punitive verdicts.