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Court to decide whether smokers must find safer cigarette for damages

The burden of proof for products liability lawsuit plaintiffs may increase in Florida based upon a decision facing the Florida Supreme Court. Justices were asked whether plaintiffs who sue companies in personal injury lawsuits over design defects in inherently dangerous products such as cigarettes have a duty to find a safer design option to prove liability. This is a products liability lawsuit to watch because it could change the future of tobacco liability and other products liability lawsuits.

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