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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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Florida Ruling Big Tobacco Won Comes Back to Bite it

As reported by the Washington Times, Florida Supreme Court ruling that threw out a $145 billion award against cigarette makers is biting Big Tobacco back, making it dramatically easier for thousands of smokers to sue and turning the state into the nation’s hot spot for damage awards. The 2006 ruling has helped generate more than […]

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