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A Florida appeals court has overturned a jury’s award of $16.2 million in punitive damages to a now deceased cigarette smoker, concluding that Philip Morris should have been allowed to present a statute of repose defense to the smoker’s fraud-based conspiracy claim.

Florida appeals court slashes $16.2M smoker award

A Florida appeals court has overturned a jury’s award of $16.2 million in punitive damages to a now deceased cigarette smoker, concluding that Philip Morris should have been allowed to present a statute of repose defense to the smoker’s fraud-based conspiracy claim.

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