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Chain smoker’s widow awarded $23bn in punitive damages in Florida | Business | theguardian.com

Chain smoker’s widow awarded $23bn in punitive damages in Florida | Business | theguardian.com.

While it seems likely the punitive damages awarded in this case will be successfully appealed, it remains to be seen what level of damages will remain once the appeals processes are completed.  The jury evidently found that the company knew what it was doing.  According to one of the lawyers involved the infamous footage of 7 Chief Executive Officers lying to Congress about the addictive effects of nicotine had a big impact on the jury.

See the footage here.

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