Jury Awards $11 Million In Tobacco Lawsuit Against 2 Companies
By Daniel Clark
Mealey's (November 24, 2015, 10:29 AM EST) -- DADE CITY, Fla., — A Florida jury on Nov. 17 awarded $11 million to the wife of a deceased man after finding that two tobacco companies concealed the harmfulness of their products, which further fueled the man’s addiction to cigarettes (Phyllis Barbose v. Phillip Morris, et al., No. 2014-CA-003532, Fla. Cir., 6th Jud. Cir.).
On Nov. 17, the jury awarded $10 million in compensatory damages to Phyllis Barbose, who brought the case on the behalf of her husband, John, who died from lung cancer. The jury...