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RJ Reynolds appeals $30 million verdict to Supremes

Tweet R.J. Reynolds is asking the Florida Supreme Court to overturn a $30 million award to the widow of a long-time smoker of Lucky Strikes. The cigarette maker is appealing a December appeals court decision upholding the verdict awarding $30 million – the highest award since the historic Engle decision -to Matilde Martin. The appeal was filed in the Florida Supreme Court today. Martin, whose husband Benny died of lung cancer after smoking for ... Jump to full article >>

NC GOP lawmakers target tobacco settlement money

Tweet RALEIGH, N.C. — The manufacture of Camels and Lucky Strikes kept tax dollars flowing in North Carolina during Big Tobacco’s heyday. Now lawmakers are asking if they should take long-protected cigarette company settlement money – while possibly settling a humbling chapter in the state’s past. Their target is money in the Golden LEAF Foundation, a private nonprofit organization chartered by the Legislature in 1999 to m ... Jump to full article >>