RJ Reynolds Must Pay Smoker's Widow $9M: Jury

Law360, New York (February 9, 2010, 3:56 PM EST) -- A Florida jury has ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to fork over $9 million in damages to a woman whose husband died of lung cancer after smoking for nearly 50 years, finding that the tobacco giant fraudulently concealed information relating to the health effects of cigarettes.

The jury in the Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit in Escambia County, Fla., found on Monday that plaintiff Carolyn Gray was entitled to receive $7 million in compensatory damages for her noneconomic losses and $2 million in punitive...
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