Florida Jury Apportions $54.9 Million In Punitives Among 4 Tobacco Firms

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Florida jury apportioned $54.9 million in punitive damages among the nation's four largest tobacco companies on May 31 in an Engle progeny case over the death of a cement worker who smoked as many as three packs of cigarettes a day (In re Engle Progeny Cases Tobacco Litigation,  No. 08-80000, Marvine Calloway v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. et al., No. 08-021770, Fla. Cir., 17th Judicial Cir.).

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