JURY VERDICT | Jury awards $29.1 MILLION to widow in tobacco case | BROWARD COUNTY

BROWARD COUNTY – Accoring to the Bloomberg News (5/20, Van Voris) reported, “R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. must pay $29.1 million to Connie Buonomo, the widow of a Florida man who started smoking at age 13 and died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2008, a jury in Fort Lauderdale said.
The unanimous verdict today by six state jurors includes $4.1 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages.” Jurors in Florida “have delivered more than $230 million in verdicts for smokers and their families since February 2009.”

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