Judge Cuts $300 Million Smoker Lawsuit Award To $39 Million

Judge Cuts $300 Million Smoker Lawsuit Award To $39 Million

MIAMI – (AP) Concluding a jury was moved by emotion rather than hard evidence, a judge on Wednesday reduced $300 million in damages awarded to a Florida smoker against Philip Morris USA to nearly $39 million. Broward Circuit Judge Jeffrey Streitfeld ruled jurors in November granted 61-year-old Cindy Naugle. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers.