Florida Supreme Court To Weigh Punitive Damages Against Cigarette MakerThe Florida Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to take up a potentially far-reaching case about whether R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. could be forced to pay $16 million in punitive damages to the family of a woman who died at age 52 of lung cancer.
Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Major Tobacco CaseNearly 15 years after a Florida Supreme Court decision unleashed thousands of lawsuits against the tobacco industry, justices next week will consider a case that could make it harder to successfully sue cigarette makers.
Multimillion-Dollar Verdict Upheld In Tobacco CaseA divided South Florida appeals court Wednesday upheld a verdict that calls for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay $14.7 million to the wife and daughter of a man who died at age 56 of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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.
Ft. Lauderdale Jury Awards $75M To Family Of Dead SmokerThe South Florida family of a deceased smoker has been awarded $75 million in damages against four tobacco companies.
Philip Morris, RJR Win Round In Fla. Smoker SuitsA Miami Jury has found for Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds in another of the thousands of lawsuits brought by Florida smokers.