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Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Jury Awards Compensatory Damages Of $9.2 Million In Dual-Defendant Tobacco Case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Florida jury on Nov. 7 awarded $9.2 million in compensatory damages in a tobacco case in which a man allegedly quit smoking but his addiction was so strong he kept smoking after doctors diagnosed him with lung cancer and his diseases left him needing oxygen to breathe. Phase two of the trial is expected to start in mid-November (Edward Caprio v. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 2007-CV-036719, Fla. Cir., 17th Jud.).
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