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Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Split Appeals Court Reverses Verdict In Tobacco Case For Jury Instruction Error

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida appeals court on Oct. 24 reversed a $6.4 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a wrongful death case, finding that the trial court erred in instructing the jury on a conspiracy to commit fraudulent concealment claim (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Linda Prentice, No. 1D17-2104, Fla. App., 1st Dist.).
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