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Court Affirms $620,000 in Damages for Smoker

When it comes to fault in a smoking-death case, there is no mystery. Tobacco companies and smokers are both blameworthy. But in Florida there was some confusion about liability and damages in Smith v. R.J. Reynolds Company. A jury said the smoker was partially responsible for her death, and......
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