|arya||Date: Monday, 21-July-2014, 11:48 AM | Message # 1|
A Florida jury awards the widow of smoker who died of lung cancer a record $23bn after she sued the tobacco company. . Report by Sophie Foster.
The widow chain smoker Michael Johnson, who died of lung cancer at age 36, has won record damages from one America's biggest cigarette makers, R J Reynolds.
Cynthia Robinson claimed that the company concealed the health dangers and addictive nature of its products. She was awarded 23 billion dollars, the equivalent of around 17 billion euros, by a jury in the US state of Florida.