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Florida Court Upholds $30 Million Tobacco Award

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.

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