Washington D.C. Federal Judge Gladys Kessler recently expressed her unfavorable opinions on the tobacco industry as a whole last week in her 1, 742 opinion which specifically included nine cigarette manufactures and two trade groups. The ruling showed the tobacco industry conspired to conceal the truth about smoking and the adverse health risks associated with it for the past 50 years. This represents just one of many cout rulings attacking the tobaco industry over the last few months. It will be interesting to see how the landscape of tobacco litigation progresses over the next year or so.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer again in 2019, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys and a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.