February 9, 2010

Florida Judge Says $244M Punitive Damages Award Will Be Overturned

The Daily Business Review (via Law.com) reports that a Florida trial judge has stated his intention to overturn a $244 million punitive damages award to an individual smoker. The judge said the award was "shocking" and was the result of passion and anger by the jury. He did not issue a formal ruling, nor did he say what amount of punitive damages he would allow.

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