A retired Navy petty officer developed throat cancer and sued five major tobacco companies seeking $10 billion. Collier alleges that he was exposed to secondhand smoke in a confined area while serving aboard a ship during the Vietnam War and later as a patrolman riding in a small area of a police cruiser.
Collier v. Philip Morris, Inc., et al., 13.3 TPLR 3.160, Civil Action No. 1:98cv246RG, U.S. Dist. Ct., (D. Miss., So. Dist., So. Div., 1998).