RJR, Philip Morris Hit With $35M Verdict For Smoker's Death

Law360, Los Angeles (December 22, 2015, 3:59 PM EST) -- A Florida jury slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. with $25 million in punitive damages Tuesday, adding to $10 million in compensatory damages, in an Engle progeny suit brought by the husband of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.

R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris on Tuesday were hit with $25 million in punitive damages in a suit over a longtime smoker's death. (Credit: AP) The jury in Miami hit each tobacco company with $12.5 million in punitive damages. A day earlier, Adam Trop of Trop Law Group, representing Roland Ledoux, told jurors during opening arguments in...

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