Lorillard Asks Fla. Court For New Trial In $33M Smoking Suit

Law360, Miami (July 3, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT) -- Lorillard Tobacco Co. asked a Florida appeals court Wednesday to order a new trial after a lower court granted $33 million in damages to the widow of a former smoker, saying the court should have replaced a juror and failed to cure an excessive award.

Wednesday's oral arguments in the Third District Court of Appeal focused on Lorillard's claim that the trial court erred in not removing a juror who was discovered to have an acquaintance with the daughter of plaintiff Dorothy Alexander, and a dispute...
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