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Oregon Appeals Court Upholds $25 Million Punitive Award For Cancer Death

Mealey's (July 27, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT) -- SALEM, Ore. — A trial judge did not err in refusing to reduce a $25 million punitive damages award in a suit brought by the family of a woman who died of a brain tumor that resulted from metastatic lung cancer, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled July 15 (Paul Scott Schwarz, et al. v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 325, Ore. App.; 2015 Ore. App. LEXIS 878).

(Opinion available. Document #04-150819-004Z.)

A three-judge panel of the court affirmed a ruling by Judge Harry...
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