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SEP 05, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Appeals Court Upholds $35 Million Award For Dorothy Alexander, Widow Of Smoking Victim

Dealing a blow to tobacco companies, an appeals court in Florida upheld a jury's decision to award $35 million to the widow of a smoking victim who died of lung cancer in the mid-1990s. The widow, Dorothy Alexander, had originally sued North Carolina-based cigarette giant Lorillard Tobacco Company after her husband, Coleman Alexander, a smoker for more than 40 years, died of small cell lung cancer. Coleman Alexander, who owned a cleaning business, began smoking at age 14. He favored Kent brand cigarettes, which Lorillard manufactures, according to Law 360. Dorothy Alexander sued several ... Read More

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