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R. J. Reynolds and the $23.6 billion verdict

The fallout from the $23.6 billion dollar verdict against R.J. Reynolds tobacco company that Ms. Cynthia Robinson recently won for her husband, Michael Johnson’s death from smoking should make the owners and operators of casinos and their allies, including our elected public officials take notice. 338 more words

There's American Spirit All Over This

RECENT NEWS has R. J. Reynolds in the spotlight again; and the New York Times article cites a lawyer saying, “This [$23.6 billion!] verdict is important because it goes back to an ongoing saga that goes back to 1990. 241 more words

The Other 10%

$23.6 Billion Lawsuit Winner to Big Tobacco: "Are You Awake Now?"

“Are you awake now? Do you hear what the jury is saying? You have to stop,” Cynthia Robinson wants to tell the tobacco industry. The Florida widow recently won a $23.6 billion lawsuit against tobacco company R.J. 709 more words

Florida Jury Slams Tobacco Company With $23.6 Billion In Punitive Damages

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Tobacco company R.J. Reynolds has been slammed by a Florida jury with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. 420 more words


Will a proposed $56B Big Tobacco merger make e-cigarettes as dirty as traditional smokes?

Last week, R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard, the second and third largest tobacco companies in the U.S., revealed talks to complete a $56 billion merger. While the deal, which would give the proposed cigarette giant 42 percent of the market, is almost certainly going to face scrutiny from antitrust legislators in Washington, analysts… 888 more words