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Fla. High Court Asked To Restore $20M Engle Verdict

Law360 (June 6, 2018, 9:45 PM EDT) -- The daughter of a lifelong smoker who died of cancer argued Wednesday to the Florida Supreme Court that a state appeals court imposed an improper cap on damages awards when it overturned a $20 million jury verdict in her favor in an Engle progeny case.

Gwendolyn E. Odom, whose mother, Juanita Thurston, died in 1993 after years of smoking cigarettes made by defendant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., contends that the Fourth District Court of Appeal overstepped its authority by holding that damages for financially independent adult...
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