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Court tosses $5M punitive award in first ‘Engle’ case

A Florida appellate panel has overturned a $5 million award of punitive damages against Philip Morris in the first individual case to go to trial under the state’s court-imposed procedures for product liability suits against cigarette manufacturers.

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$41 million tobacco verdict breaks recent defense streak

A jury has awarded $41 million to the wife of a man who died from lung cancer in 1995 – a verdict that broke a recent string of low verdicts and hung juries in the ongoing Engle progeny litigation against tobacco companies. The decedent began smoking in 1950 at the age of 14 and was apportioned 20 percent fault.

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