$5 Million Tobacco Verdict Affirmed By Florida Appellate Court
(October 23, 2015, 1:49 PM EDT) -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida appellate panel on Oct. 20 affirmed a $5 million judgment in favor of a former smoker who sued a tobacco company for concealing the dangers of smoking and caused her to contract serious illnesses later in life (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Helen Taylor, No. 1D14-5858, Fla. App., 1st Dist.; 2015 Fla. App. LEXIS 15506).
(Order available. Document #04-151118-001Z.)
Judges Joseph Lewis Jr, Ronald V. Swanson and Thomas D. Winokur of the First District Court of Appeal affirmed the verdict against...