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California appeals court affirms plaintiff judgment in tobacco case
August 31, 2017 / 6:02 PM / 3 months ago

California appeals court affirms plaintiff judgment in tobacco case

A California state appeals court has affirmed a jury verdict that found Lorillard Tobacco Co partially liable for the death of a heavy smoker and awarded his widow $3.75 million in damages.

The three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal for the Second District, Division Eight, in a unanimous decision on Wednesday said the trial court did not err in its jury instructions and federal law did not preempt the woman’s claims.

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