Fla. Jury Adds $1.3M Punitives To Smoker's Engle Trial Win

Law360, Los Angeles (May 19, 2017, 10:52 PM EDT) -- A Florida jury on Friday awarded a woman who developed lung cancer after smoking Philip Morris cigarettes $1.3 million in punitive damages, doubling down on its $1.1 million actual damages verdict in the case.

After only roughly two hours of deliberations following a single-day second-phase punitive damages trial in Miami, the jury returned on Friday evening and awarded plaintiff Linda Martin $1.3 million in punitive damages in her suit alleging Philip Morris USA Inc. cigarettes caused her lung cancer, and that the company hid the true...
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