R.J. Reynolds fights $23.6 billion verdict

August 3, 2014 2:59 PM

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R.J. Reynolds fights $23.6 billion verdict

R.J. Reynolds, a subsidiary of Reynolds American, is following through with its vow to fight a court verdict totaling $23.6 billion in punitive damages.

On July 28, the second-largest tobacco company filed for a post-trial hearing in a Florida federal appeals court to challenge a July 19 lawsuit verdict for a widow whose husband who was a longtime smoker.

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