In a big victory for the tobacco industry, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld the reversal of a $145 billion punitive damages verdict awarded to 700,000 ailing Florida smokers.
The court also upheld the state’s 3rd District Court of Appeal’s decertification of the class. But anti-tobacco lawyers say the ruling creates favorable conditions for individual members of the class to go forward with suits against cigarette makers.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]