After Losing Supreme Court Cert Bid, Tobacco Cos. Get Another Crack at Engle


A ruling upholding a jury verdict for a smoker's estate against three cigarette makers doesn't seem like it would be good news for the tobacco industry. But a decision Friday affirming a $2.5 million damages award against Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, and Liggett Group has a chance--albeit a slight one--to be the sweetest appellate loss the companies have suffered in a decade of Florida litigation.

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