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Tobacco’s Costly Legal Waiting Game Takes $20 Million Hit

Jordana Douglas was less than enthused when she learned she had been picked to sit on a jury to decide whether a Delray Beach, Florida, woman was justified in blaming R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for her mother’s death from lung cancer. “OK, well that seems a little unnecessary,” the 19-year-old West Palm Beach resident said […]

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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 […]

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