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Widow Awarded More Than $23-Million Against Tobacco Company

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Originally Published on: 7/21/2014

The widow of a man who died of lung cancer wins a major lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. A Florida jury awarded Cynthia Robinson $23.6-billion in punitive damages. She sued the company, claiming it didn't warn people about the dangers of smoking. Her husband started smoking when he was 13-years-old and died of lung cancer when he was 36. R.J. Reynolds, the makers of Camel and Pall Mall, calls it a "runaway verdict" and will appeal.

   
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