C. Calvin Warriner III accomplished the seemingly impossible when he got a tobacco company to settle with an injured smoker. But the settlement with Liggett Group is worth just $100,000. The amount accepted by Roslyn Marrazzo is peanuts compared with the Broward Circuit Court jury awards starting at $1.2 million in five lawsuits tried since February. The cases stem from the Florida Supreme Court decision tossing a $145 billion class action verdict while allowing smokers to sue individually for damages.
Liggett Settles Lifelong Smoker's Case for $100,000
Daily Business Review
September 16, 2009