Smoker's Widow Wins $29M From RJ Reynolds

Law360, New York (May 20, 2010, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A jury on Thursday found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. responsible for the death of a Florida woman's husband from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ordered the cigarette company to pay $29.1 million in damages.

Connie Buonomo won a unanimous verdict from a six-person jury in a Florida circuit court in Broward County, according to a report from CBS News. Buonomo's husband, Matthew Buonomo, started smoking when he was 13 and died from the disease in 2008.

The verdict included $5 million in compensatory damages and $25...
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