Regional
9:48 am
Fri December 19, 2003

Jury Awards 350 Thousand Dollars in Tobacco Case

New York, NY – A Brooklyn jury has awarded 350 thousand dollars to
the wife of a man who died of lung cancer. Gladys Frankson
blamed a tobacco company for her husband's death.

The lawyer for Harry Frankson's family says he lived in
Brooklyn and died in 1999 after years of trying and failing
to quit smoking. After his death, his wife sued--- charging
that the original manufacturer of Lucky Strikes failed to
warn its customers about the dangers of smoking.
American Tobacco Company merged with Brown and
Williamson in 1995.

Attorneys for Brown and Williamson say they will appeal.