Federal Judge Denies Tobacco Company’s Motion For Remittitur Or New Trial
(May 17, 2016, 1:05 PM EDT) -- JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida on May 5 denied Philip Morris USA Inc.’s motion for remittitur or, in the alternative, a new trial in an Engle progeny suit because the jury’s award was not excessive and he found that “the jury could reasonably have awarded significant damages for pain and suffering” (Judith Berger v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 3:09-cv-14157, M.D. Fla.).
(Order available. Document #04-160518-006R.)
Senior U.S. Judge James G. Carr of the Middle District of Florida also said that...