March 31, 2009

Defendants Win Latest Round of Florida Tobacco Litigation

As we've noted in prior posts, a series of individual trials are taking place in Florida in which smokers and their families are seeking punitive damages from tobacco companies. These trials are the fallout from the Florida Supreme Court's reversal of a $145 billion punitive damages award in a tobacco class action. The plaintiffs won the first two individual trials, but according to AmLaw Litigation Daily, round three has gone to the defendants.

Point of Law has commentary about this litigation here.