Tony Gwynn's Family Is Filing A Lawsuit Against The Tobacco Industry
The lawsuit filed by Tony Gwynn's family says the MLB legend's two-cans-a-day habit led to his death.By Matt Moreno | May 24, 2016
Baseball legend Tony Gwynn died in 2014 at 54 years old.
Now, his family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit on his behalf, going after the tobacco corporation they say is responsible for the bad habit that led to his early death.
The suit was filed in Superior Court in San Diego on Monday. It takes aim at several defendants, including Altria Group Inc. — formerly tobacco giant Philip Morris — and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. LLC, the makers of Skoal Smokeless Tobacco.