Florida Appeals Court Affirms $25M In Punitives In Tobacco Death Verdict

Florida Appeals Court Affirms $25M In Punitives In Tobacco Death Verdict

MIAMI - The Third District Florida Court of Appeal affirmed $25 million in punitive damages to the widow of a smoker on Sept. 4, saying the award, which was in addition to $16 million in compensatory damages, was not unconstitutionally excessive (Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. Dorothy Alexander, No. 3D12-1593, Fla. App., 3rd Dist.).

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