Family of late Tony Gwynn settles lawsuit with tobacco company

first_imgFamily of late Tony Gwynn settles lawsuit with tobacco company September 7, 2018 Updated: 10:10 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings , Sasha Foo SAN DIEGO (KUSI) —  The family of the Padres hall-of-famer Tony Gwynn has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against a major tobacco company, a Gwynn family attorney said Friday.The Gwynn family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the U.S Smokeless Tobacco Company, who say targeted Gwynn as a young baseball player at San Diego State University, and then used him to promote the sales of smokeless tobacco.Gwynn died in 2014 due to salivary gland cancer. The Padres legend believed the cancer was caused by his frequent use of smokeless tobacco.Tony Gwynn used as many as two cans of smokeless tobacco per day, the equivalent to smoking four or five packs of cigarettes daily.The following statement was released on behalf of the Gwynn family from their attorney:According to attorneys for the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and attorneys for the Gwynn family, including David S. Casey, Jr. and Donald P. Tremblay, this matter has been resolved to all parties’ satisfaction. The terms will remain confidential. Posted: September 7, 2018 , Sasha Foo, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

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