BREAKING: RJR Thumped with $14M Verdict & Possible Punitives for COPD that Forced Lung Transplant

Stock image.  This article has been updated to reflect Friday's jury verdict.  Fort Lauderdale, FL—R.J. Reynolds Friday was found liable for nearly $14 million in compensatory damages, plus potential punitives, after jurors found the tobacco giant responsible for the respiratory disease that forced a South Florida smoker to undergo a lung transplant.  Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-022558.

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