$41.7M Award Against RJR for Smoker's COPD One of Largest Engle Tobacco Verdicts in Three Years

Stock image.  Fort Lauderdale, FL—A state court jury yesterday hit R.J. Reynolds with a nearly $27.8 million punitive verdict, capping a $41.7 million total award against the tobacco giant for its role in the respiratory disease that jurors found forced a Florida woman to undergo a lung transplant. Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-022558.

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