Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Florida Jury Awards $23 Billion In Punitives To Smoker's Family

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Florida Jury Awards $23 Billion In Punitives To Smoker's Family

PENSACOLA, Fla. - A Florida state court jury on July 18 ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay more than $23.6 billion in punitive damages to the family of a man who alleged that his death from lung cancer was caused by smoking (Cynthia Robinson, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2008-CA-98, Fla. 1st Cir., Escambia Co.).

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