Reuters reports that the Florida Supreme Court upheld a jury’s order that the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co pay nearly $30 million to a woman whose husband died of lung cancer after decades of smoking its cigarettes.
The court issued a brief ruling saying it would not review the product liability award nor entertain any further motions for rehearing. The tobacco company, a unit of Reynolds American Inc, argued the award was excessive.
The ruling could affect thousands of pending cases.
Read more at Reuters.