Court: New Evidence For Punitive Damages Was Not Precluded By Remand

Court: New Evidence For Punitive Damages Was Not Precluded By Remand

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Saying that a trial judge did not err by allowing new mitigating evidence to be presented to a jury considering the amount of punitive damages on remand, the Missouri Supreme Court on Sept. 10 affirmed a $1.5 million judgment in a long-running tobacco wrongful death case (Lincoln Smith v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, No. SC92961, Mo. Sup.).

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