California Couple Wins Tobacco Lawsuit

NPR's Richard Gonzales reports from San Francisco that a jury has awarded a California woman and her husband 20 million dollars in punitive damages from two of the country's biggest tobacco companies, in addition to the nearly two million they awarded the couple in compensatory damages last week. Attorneys for Leslie Whiteley argued that 20 years of smoking caused the lung cancer that's expected to kill her. The judgments are against Phillip Morris and R.J. Reynolds.



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