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Florida Supreme Court Rules Injured Smokers Can Seek Punitive Damages

Florida Supreme Court Rules Injured Smokers Can Seek Punitive Damages

The Florida Supreme Court ruled this week that the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer can seek punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., marking a significant win for injured smokers and families of deceased smokers who have been fighting cigarette companies in Florida courts over the past 20 years.

In related cases, Lieff Cabraser represents Florida smokers, and the spouses and families of loved ones who died against the major U.S. tobacco companies for their 50-year conspiracy to conceal the hazards of smoking and the addictive nature of cigarettes. Lieff Cabraser attorneys recently finalized an historic $100 million global settlement on behalf of 400 Florida smokers’ cases against the major U.S. tobacco companies, and continue to fight appeals on behalf of individual smoker’s trial wins in Florida courts in 2014.

Learn more about Lieff Cabraser’s work on behalf of injured smokers in Florida.