Florida Judges Affirm $27M Smoking Verdict But Say It Is Excessive

Florida Judges Affirm $27M Smoking Verdict But Say It Is Excessive

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida appeals court affirmed a $27 million tobacco verdict on Nov. 20, but two of the judges issued opinions complaining that precedent prevented their overturning what they believed to be an excessive verdict (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Vernell Smith, et al., No. 1D12-2778, Fla. App., 1st Dist.).

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