Tony Gwynn's family files lawsuit against tobacco industry
Posted: 8:53 PM, May 23, 2016
<p>COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 28: Inductee Tony Gwynn speaks to the media during the Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees press conference held at Cooperstown Central School July 28, 2007 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)</p>
The New York Times reported
that the Gwynn family filed the wrongful-death suit in San Diego Superior Court against Altria Group, Inc., formerly known as Philip Morris, and the lawsuit accuses Altria and others for manipulating Gwynn into an addiction to chewing tobacco.
The former San Diego Padre died of salivary gland cancer in 2014.
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