February 25, 2010

Florida Trial Judge Cuts $244 Million Punitive Damages Award

Bloomberg is reporting that a trial judge in Florida has reduced a $300 million verdict against Philip Morris to $38.9 million. The jury's original award consisted of $56.6 million in compensatory damages and $244 in punitive damages. I haven't yet seen any breakdown of the reduced award in terms of compensatory damages versus punitive damages.

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