Smoker’s Daughter Wants Florida High Court To Review Reversal Of $6.4M Verdict

(March 13, 2020, 11:43 AM EDT) -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The daughter of a deceased smoker on Feb. 27 appealed to the Florida Supreme Court, asking it to review a split First District Court of Appeal ruling that reversed a $6.4 million verdict and remanded for new trial, in which the majority found that the trial court erred by not giving the jury a special instruction that it must find that the decedent relied on statements from tobacco companies that concealed or omitted information about the risks of smoking (Linda Prentice, etc. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, No. SC20-291, Fla. Sup.)....

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