Florida Panel Reverses $3.8 Million Verdict For Improper Closing Arguments

(March 24, 2016, 3:04 PM EDT) -- WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida appellate panel on March 23 reversed a $3.8 million verdict for the plaintiff in a tobacco case and ordered a new trial after finding that the plaintiff’s attorneys made improper comments to the jury during closing arguments (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., as successor by merger to Lorillard Tobacco Company v. Kathleen Gafney, as Personal Representative of the estate of Frank Eugene Gafney. No. 4D13-4358. Fla. App., 4th Dist.; 2016 Fla. App. LEXIS 4520).

(Opinion available. Document #04-160420-002Z.)

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