RJ Reynolds Loses Bid For New Trial In $28M Suit

Law360, New York (August 30, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT) -- A Connecticut federal judge ruled Friday that R.J. Reynolds Co. should not get a new trial after a long-time smoker won $28 million in damages against the tobacco giant in her lawsuit accusing it of partly causing her throat cancer.

U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill rejected R.J. Reynolds' bid for a new trial or for judgment as a matter of law, in part because many of the company's assertions in support of its motion "rely on a wholly inaccurate description of the trial record," he...
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