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Jury selection set for new trial in $20 million tobacco judgment

Tweet INDEPENDENCE | Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday for a new trial on the $20 million awarded from a tobacco company to an Independence man whose wife died of heart disease. A Jackson County jury in 2005 awarded Lincoln Smith $20 million in punitive damages from Brown & Williamson for the 2000 death of his wife, Barbara. The company is now part of North Carolina-based Reynolds American Inc. The Missouri appeals court sent the c ... Jump to full article >>