Judge: $26 Million Tobacco Death Verdict 'Shocks The Conscience'

Judge: $26 Million Tobacco Death Verdict 'Shocks The Conscience'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Florida federal judge has remitted a $26 million tobacco wrongful death verdict to $4.34 million, saying Sept. 12 that the jury's award "shocks the judicial conscience" (Cheryl Searcy v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., 3:09-cv-13723-J-34, M.D. Fla.).

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