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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...

Fla. Jury Awards Smoker With Emphysema $24M In Post-Engle Plaintiff Win

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - (Mealey's) A Florida jury awarded a woman suffering from smoking-caused emphysema more than $24 million July 8 in the latest Engle progeny win for the plaintiffs after finding that she was addicted to cigarettes and that her addiction led directly to her disease ( Ellen Tate...