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Florida Jury Sides With Smoker’s Widower, Awards $20 Million In Damages

(June 11, 2018, 10:43 AM EDT) -- FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A request for a mistrial by two tobacco companies was denied June 2 when a Florida judge instead found that an initial, inconsistent verdict by jurors in an Engle progeny case and $8 million award for wrongful death could stand; nearly one week later, on the evening of June 8, the jury rendered a punitive damage award of $12 million (Herbert Landi v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. CACE08025814, Fla. Cir., 17th Jud., Broward Co.). VIDEO FROM THE TRIAL IS...
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