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Florida appeals court denies new trial to tobacco companies
October 19, 2017 / 10:45 PM / in a month

Florida appeals court denies new trial to tobacco companies

A Florida appeals court said two tobacco makers received a fair trial in a lawsuit that resulted in a $35 million verdict in a woman’s smoking-related death.

The three-judge panel of the District Court of Appeal of Florida, Third District, unanimously affirmed a lower court decision on Wednesday, rejecting a request for a new trial by Philip Morris USA, Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

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