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U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses $79.5 Million Damages Award in Smoking Case (Philip Morris USA v. Williams)

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By Admin on February 20, 2007 12:56 PM

Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Philip Morris USA v. Williams (case number 05-1256).  In its 5 - 4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned an Oregon Supreme Court ruling and dismissed a $79.5 million punitive damages award to Mayola Williams, the widow of Jesse Williams, a heavy cigarette smoker.  To learn more:

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