No. 13-14060.

769 F.3d 1063 (2014)

Thelma AYCOCK, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Richard Aycock, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, individually and as successor by merger to the Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation and the American Tobacco Company, Defendant-Appellant, Philip Morris USA, Inc., et al, Defendants.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

October 16, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kathryn E. Barnett , Kenneth S. Byrd , Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Nashville, TN, Janna M. Blasingame , Stephanie J. Hartley , Richard Lantinberg , Norwood Wilner , The Wilner Firm, PA, Charles Easa Farah, Jr. , Eddie Easa Farah , Farah & Farah, PA, Jacksonville, FL, Elizabeth Joan Cabraser , Jordan S. Elias , Richard M. Heimann , Sarah Robin London , Scott Purington Nealey , Robert J. Nelson , Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco, CA, Jennifer Gross , Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, New York, NY, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Stephanie Ethel Parker , John M. Walker , John F. Yarber , Jones Day, Laura Christine Lawson , Jack Williams , Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, Atlanta, GA, Randal S. Baringer , Christopher Allen Kreiner , Aulica Lin Monroe , Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, Winston-Salem, NC, Paul D. Clement , Bancroft, PLLC, Gregory G. Katsas , Jones Day, Washington, DC, Jeffrey Lee Furr , King & Spalding, LLP, Charlotte, NC, Andrew J. Knight, II , Robert B. Parrish , J.W. Priehard, Jr. , Joseph Matthew Rabil , David C. Reeves , Thomas Cleveland Sullivan , Jeffrey Alan Yarbrough , Moseley Priehard Parrish Knight & Jones, Jacksonville, FL, Charles Richard Allan Morse , Jones Day, New York, NY, Morgan Earnest Persinger , Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLC, Raleigh, NC, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before ED CARNES, Chief Judge, TJOFLAT and SILER, Circuit Judges.

SILER, Circuit Judge:

Defendant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (Reynolds) appeals the district court's final judgment following a jury verdict awarding compensatory damages in the amount of $5.9 million to the plaintiff, Thelma Aycock (Thelma), for her "loss of support and services, loss of companionship and protection, and her mental pain and suffering, as a result of her husband's lung cancer and death," the legal cause of which was attributed to his addiction to...

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