2 Jurors Fell Asleep in South Florida Case That Landed $2.5M Verdict

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Jury Box. Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM

A Coral Gables attorney received a seven-figure jury award in Palm Beach County Circuit Court for the widow of a deceased smoker.

And Richard J. Diaz, who represented Lloyd Spurlock's widow against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co., said the trial was a situation he had never seen before in his law firm: two jurors fell asleep while lawyers fell asleep Presenting arguments.

Coral Gables attorney Richard J. Diaz. Courtesy photo

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