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$16M Punitive Verdict Against RJR in Cancer Trial

R.J. Reynolds was hit with a $16 million punitive verdict Thursday for its role in the lung cancer death of a 53-year-old Florida woman who began smoking when she was a teenager.

Jurors in the state’s Ninth Judicial Circuit found Reynolds liable on defective design claims at trial over the 1999 death of Lois Stucky, who began smoking at 17, and continued for decades.

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