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Shaw v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
973 F. Supp. 539 (1997)
Robert T. Shaw (plaintiff) was a nonsmoker who developed lung cancer after regularly traveling in an enclosed truck with a coworker who smoked Raleigh cigarettes. Raleigh cigarettes were manufactured, produced, and distributed by Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. (Brown & Williamson) (defendant). Shaw filed an action against Brown & Williamson with a number of claims, including battery. Brown & Williamson moved to dismiss the battery claim, arguing that it lacked the intent required for battery.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Black, J.)
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