Lead counsel on behalf of large tobacco company in more than 750 cases filed over 16 years in state court in Baltimore

Lead counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in more than 750 cases filed over 16 years in state court in Baltimore seeking to join claims against tobacco manufacturers with claims against asbestos manufacturers on the asbestos docket. Mr. Burton persuaded three separate trial judges to dismiss all 750 cases at the pleading stage and has successfully upheld those decisions through 11 appeals over 16 years.

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