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Award Upheld to Flight Attendant in Secondhand Smoke Case
A Florida appeals court has upheld a $500,000 award to a flight attendant who blamed secondhand smoke on airliners for her bronchitis and sinus trouble -- a decision that could clear the way for damage trials on up to 3,000 similar claims. The ruling for former TWA attendant Lynn French was a test case interpreting a $349 million settlement reached in 1997 between the tobacco industry and nonsmoking attendants.
December 27, 2004 at 12:00 AM
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By Catherine Wilson |
Updated on December 27, 2004
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