Court: Comments Do Not Justify Overturning $2.4M Tobacco Verdict

Court: Comments Do Not Justify Overturning $2.4M Tobacco Verdict

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Improper statements during closing argument, which included comparing tobacco companies to heroin pushers, do not justify overturning a $2.4 million tobacco wrongful death verdict, Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal said in an Aug. 7 opinion (Philip Morris USA Inc., et al. v. Mary Tullo, Nos. 4D11-2788 and 4D11-2886, Fla. App., 4th Dist.).

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