Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Florida Jury Awards $8.5M In Punitive Damages To Family Of Deceased Smoker

MIAMI - A jury in the 11th Judicial Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Fla., on Aug. 28 returned an $8.5 million punitive damages verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a suit filed by the family of a longtime smoker who alleged that his death from lung cancer was the result of his smoking (Robert A. Wilcox v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2010-45462-CA-01, Fla. Cir., 11th Jud., Miami-Dade Co.).

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