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Punitive damages in Reynolds ‘Engle’ case likely to be reduced

Carol Levenson, research director for research firm Gimme Credit, said she believes the punitive damages as award “are likely never to materialize after appeals.” “While this development may dim the acquisition celebration somewhat, we don't believe the
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 29, 2014 01:24
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SEXTON: Smokers know lighting up shouldn't pay off

At some point, we all have to take responsibility for our actions — even if they lead us directly to an early grave. Lighting up a known killer shouldn't be the equivalent of hitting the lottery.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 29, 2014 01:15

The Readers' Forum: Sunday letters: What’s Next?

A Florida jury awards damages amounting to $23.6 billion from the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to Cynthia Robinson, the widow of a smoker. What’s next? We'll run your responses later this week.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 29, 2014 01:13

[Ireland] Big tobacco left gasping: But the power of addiction means it's a noxious weed that's hard to kill

The widow of a man who couldn't kick the habit despite many attempts was awarded a staggering $23.6bn in compensation for his 1996 death.... The power of addiction over even the most sobering common sense is the entire sorry story of tobacco. Like deadly
Irish Independent (ie)
added Jul 28, 2014 20:58

[Ireland, Florida] Lawyer wants to sue tobacco giants for Irish billions

Mr Berman says he is ready to return to Ireland to take a fresh look at initiating legal action, to recover the many billions spent on providing medical treatment for smokers during more than two decades when the tobacco companies knew their products were
Irish Independent (ie)
added Jul 28, 2014 20:51

[Florida] AUDIO: ROLAND MARTIN: Attorney Willie Gary Wins $23B Tobacco Lawsuit

“We were blessed. They had so many more lawyers than we did but we refused to be afraid. The process took 28 days and I worked 22 out of 24 hours a day,” Gary said.
added Jul 28, 2014 17:34

[Ohio] WALTON: Why a tobacco heir isn't fuming

I first met Mr. Reynolds several years ago, when The Blade was editorializing vigorously for such a ban in Lucas County and later pushing for a statewide ban... But if Mr. Reynolds’ crusade to keep young people from starting to smoke in the first place g
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Jul 28, 2014 05:11

[New Zealand, USA, Florida] Widow's $27b win rattles tobacco bosses

"Tobacco use alone costs the world 1 to 2 per cent of its GDP each year," former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark told the UN this month. Global GDP in 2013 was US$75 trillion, with 1 per cent worth US$575 billion -- more than the GDP of all low-in
New Zealand Herald
added Jul 27, 2014 08:21

[Florida] 3Qs: Big tobacco firm faces big payout

Here, we dis­cuss the ver­dict and its impli­ca­tions with Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Law Richard Day­nard. . . conceivable that the jury was influenced by the $27 billion buy-out deal in coming up with $23+ billion in punishment: They mig
Northeastern News
added Jul 24, 2014 20:21

CASE: The Wages of Smoking / Is $23.6 billion too much in punitive damages?

Reynolds lawyers inadvertently made this point themselves by announcing that a mere $100-million judgment would not affect their behavior. That strategy backfired ...Conservatives should have no principled objections to harsh punishment of companies that
National Review
added Jul 24, 2014 11:11
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