Motorola, Others, Sued - Cell Phone/Cancer Link Claimed
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A Maryland neurologist filed an $800 million lawsuit against the world's No. 2 cellular phone maker Motorola Inc. as well as eight other telecommunications companies and organizations, claiming that his use of cell phones caused a malignant brain tumor.
Dr. Christopher Newman, 41, said in the lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Baltimore City Circuit Court that his years of using wireless handheld telephones led to his brain cancer.
Newman named Verizon Communications , Bell Atlantic Corp., Bell Atlantic Mobile Inc., Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems Inc., Washington/Baltimore Cellular Ltd., SBC Communications Inc, the Cellular Telecommunication Industry Association, and the Telecommunication Industry Association in the lawsuit.
Newman claimed compensatory damages in excess of $100 million and punitive damages in excess of $700 million.

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