October 27, 2014

Another large verdict in Florida smoker litigation

The Winston-Salem Journal brings us a report on the latest verdict in the ongoing post-Engle litigation in Florida.  The article states that a jury has awarded a long-time smoker $14.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds, and $23.6 million in compensatory and punitive damages against Philip Morris.  Unfortunately, the article just states the totals without breaking down the verdicts between compensatory and punitive damages.

The story further reports that smokers and their families have won at least 80 verdicts against tobacco companies in the post-Engle cases, while the tobacco companies have won about 40 defense verdicts.

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