August 4, 2013

Florida jury awards smoker's family $22.5M in punitive damages

The SunSentinel reports that a Florida jury has awarded $37.5 million, including $22.5 million in punitive damages, to the family of a smoker in a lawsuit against RJ Reynolds.

This is the latest verdict in the on-going series of post-Engle tobacco trials in FloridaThe results have been a mixed bag - some defense verdicts, and some plaintiffs' verdicts, large and small.  I suppose RJR should be thankful they didn't get this jury.

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