Florida Supreme Court Declines R.J. Reynolds Payment FightIn a financial blow to the cigarette maker, the Florida Supreme Court on Friday declined to take up an appeal by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a lawsuit rooted in a landmark legal settlement between Florida and major players in the tobacco industry.
Tobacco Company Vows To Fight $23.6 Billion In DamagesThe nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.
Florida Jury Slams Tobacco Company With $23.6 Billion In Punitive DamagesTobacco company RJ Reynolds has been slammed by a Florida jury with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.
FL Supreme Court Upholds $28M Tobacco VerdictA $28.3 million verdict has been upheld by the Florida Supreme Court after the family of a deceased smoker successfully sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.