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11th Circuit Affirms Jury Verdict Awarding No Damages Despite Liability Finding

Mealey's (July 17, 2015, 4:06 PM EDT) -- ATLANTA — The appeal of a smoker’s widow from a jury verdict that found Philip Morris USA Inc. partially liable for her husband’s death but resulted in no award of damages is fatally flawed because it asserts an argument that was not raised in post-trial motions, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 15 (Barbara Reider v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 14-11494, 11th Cir.).

(Opinion available. Document #04-150819-001Z.)

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