May 28, 2010

$25 Million Punitive Damages Award in Florida Tobacco Litigation

Bloomberg news is reporting that a smoker's widow has recovered $4.1 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages in the latest installment of the ongoing series of Florida tobacco trials. The awards in these cases are piling up. I've lost track of the exact count, but the total punitive damages seem to be in the neighborhood of $200 million. That's still a far cry from the $145 billion class-action award that the Florida Supreme Court reversed, launching this series of individual trials.

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