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Laulhere v. National School for Architecture of Toulouse

In this case, the Court evaluated plaintiff's claim that passive smoking during her thirty years as a teacher at the National School for Architecture caused her lung cancer. Weighing the expert testimony regarding plaintiff's injury, the duration of her tenure at the school, the timing of her injury, and a court's prior decision that the school had not complied with smoke free laws, the Court awarded damages to plaintiff and held that the school was liable for causing her illness.