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Cipollone v. Liggett Group

Significance, Cippolone Dies, But Her Case Proceeds, Related Cases, Joe Camel And The Advertising Controversy


Estate of Rose Cipollone


Liggett Group

Plaintiff's Claim

That the defendant, a cigarette company, was liable for Rose Cipollone's death from cancer because it failed to warn consumers about the dangers of smoking.

Chief Lawyers for Plaintiff

Alan Darnell, Marc Z. Edell, and Cynthia Walters

Chief Defense Lawyer

H. Bartow Farr III


H. Lee Sarokin


Newark, New Jersey

Date of Decision

13 June 1988


Jury awarded plaintiff damages of $400,000; reversed on appeal, lawsuit later dropped.


Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1999.

Additional topics

Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1981 to 1988