Fla. Jury Awards Smoker $21M From Philip Morris
In a verdict issued Thursday, a six-member jury in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., awarded plaintiff Ellen Tate $8 million in compensatory damages and more than $16 million in punitive damages, placing most of the blame on Philip Morris.
The jury found Tate, who began smoking at age 12 or 13, 36 percent responsible, and Philip Morris...
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