Monday, January 3, 2011

Marchman Act Blog Jury Award: Lorillard to Pay 152 Million -- in Wrongful Death Case

A Boston jury slapped tobacco-maker Lorillard with $81 million in punitive damages in the case brought by the estate of a woman who said she began smoking after receiving free samples from the company starting at age nine, The Boston Globe reported Dec. 17.

Marie Evans, who died at age 54 in 2002 of lung cancer, testified in depositions that company representatives came to her neighborhood and gave out free samples of Newport menthol cigarettes to children, including herself. She began smoking at age 13 and tried to quit many times.
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