Fla. Appeals Court Affirms $1.8M Tobacco Judgment

Law360, Miami (January 6, 2014, 4:08 PM EST) -- A Florida appeals court on Friday affirmed a $1.8 million jury award against R.J. Reynolds for a smoker's widow and added to the dispute currently at the Florida Supreme Court on how to apply the state's 12-year statute of repose to fraud claims in Engle progeny cases.

Florida's First District Court of Appeal affirmed a $1.8 million jury award for the widow of Kenneth Hiott, a lifelong smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996, and rejected R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s argument that the trial court...
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