Lorillard Owes $41M To Lung Cancer Widow, Jury Finds

Law360, New York (March 6, 2012, 5:59 PM EST) -- A Florida jury ruled Tuesday that Lorillard Tobacco Co. owes $41 million to the widow of a man who died of lung cancer after decades of smoking, including $25 million in punitive damages and Lorillard's share of $20 million in compensatory damages.

The jury found on Feb. 29 that negligence on the part of Lorillard contributed to Coleman Alexander's death, saying the company's cigarettes were defective and unreasonably dangerous and that Lorillard omitted material health information on cigarette packaging.

The jury said at the time that...
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