Florida Appeals Court Orders New Trial In $28.6 Million Tobacco Verdict

Florida Appeals Court Orders New Trial In $28.6 Million Tobacco Verdict

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida appeals court has ordered a new trial in a case in which it previously forced a reduction to a $28.6 million verdict, saying the trial judge erred by giving only the plaintiff the option of a new trial if she was dissatisfied with his remittitur of damages (R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Diane Webb, No. 1D12-5063, Fla. App., 1st Dist.; 2013 Fla. App. LEXIS 19913).

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