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Widow of smoker gets $8 million in product liability damages

According to the Associated Press, a jury recently decided that cigarette-maker Philip Morris must pay a smoker’s widow $8 million in damages. The husband died in 1997 at age 55 after decades as a chain smoker. Experts have said that this product liability award is significant because tobacco companies still rarely lose in courts.

To read more about the cigarette-maker product liability verdict.