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The record, so far, hasn’t been very good for the tobacco companies in the so-called Engle progeny smoker suits. They’ve won, by our count, just two of the 10 cases to go to trial, and the damages awards have been climbing. The first Engle progeny trial resulted in an $8 million verdict against Philip Morris in February. In August, R.J. Reynolds lost a $30 million verdict. And on Thursday, a Broward County, Fla., jury ordered Philip Morris to pay a whopping $300 million — $56 million in compensatory damages and $244 million in punitives — to Cindy Naugle, a former smoker who claimed the company’s negligence was to blame for her emphysema. Here’s Bloomberg’s story on the jury verdict.

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