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In Retrial, Tobacco Plaintiffs Awarded $250,000 In Noneconomic Damages

Mealey's (September 11, 2018, 9:30 AM EDT) -- PENSACOLA, Fla. — In a verdict announced Sept. 7 a Florida jury ordered Philip Morris USA Inc. to pay the widow and children of a smoker $250,000 in noneconomic damages, just over one year after an appeals court found that an initial jury award rendered in the case was too low and the result of “adverse passion and prejudice” (Micah Danielson v. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 2007-CA-002737, Fla. Cir., 1st Jud. Cir.). VIDEO FROM THE TRIAL IS AVAILABLE.

However, the $250,000 awarded on Sept. 7...
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