R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Graham

U.S. Supreme Court

Question(s) Presented

1. When there is no way to tell whether a prior jury found particular facts against a party, does due process permit those facts to be conclusively presumed against that party in subsequent litigation?

2. If the Engle jury’s findings are deemed to establish that all cigarettes are inherently defective, are claims based on those findings preempted by the many federal statutes that manifested Congress’ intent that cigarettes continue to be lawfully sold in the United States? 

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