Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Florida Jury Awards $600,000 To Smoker's Estate But Lays Fault To Smoker

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Florida Jury Awards $600,000 To Smoker's Estate But Lays Fault To Smoker

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Florida state jury awarded $600,000 to the representative of the estate of a deceased smoker on March 17 but reduced the award significantly by apportioning 90 percent of the fault to the deceased (Gloria Clayton v. R.J. Reynolds, et al., No. 2007-CA-11175, Fla. Cir., 4th Jud. Cir., Duval Co.).

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