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Oh goodness me! smoker awarded $28 billion !

LOS ANGELES (KFWB/AP) 10.04.02, 11:10a -- A Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded $28 billion today to Betty Bullock, 64, of Newport Beach, who started smoking when she was 17 and was diagnosed last year with lung cancer that has since spread to her liver. Last month, the jury ordered the tobacco company (Philip Morris Inc, the makers of Marlboro) to pay Bullock $750,000 in economic damages and $100,000 for pain and suffering.



It's bound to be reversed on appeal though, there's too much money at stake.

$28 billion is more than the total revenue of Phillip Morris inc.

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that is sooooooo hillarious...

just like the fat people who are suing mcdonalds...... take some responsibility for the stupid things you do in life instead of blaiming others and ending up with a hefty reward for being a dumbass
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Did you really have to use the F word in the title?

The suing is good, maybe it will make the tobacco companies stop selling highly addictive and deadly products!
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1 person awarded 28 billion? And it really isn't the tobacco company's fault that she started smoking? pffffffff


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humm... i wonder what Betty will do with all that money
probably buy more cigarettes
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A judge would not order them to pay that kind of money if they did not have it. Philip MOrris and RJ Reynold paid like 3 trillion dollars in fines this year, and that has hardly impacted them finanically. Granted, it was the woman's fault for smoking, but the big companies need to stop producing!
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the sad thing is that the 28 billion will never be used by her, coz she will die beause of cancer soon

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Come on, when she was 17 cigarettes were not just being promoted as trendy, but HEALTHY! There was a lot of disinformation about their effects, when tobacco companies knew damn well what the carcinogenic (and other) side effects would be.

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If she's smart, she'll somehow get a new lung.


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probably buy more cigarettes
LMAO !

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maybe she can find one on ebay
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I serious don't understand why people smoke since it looks so incredible dirty and such a thing out of your mouth looks stupid too (jmho) but this is ridicilous.
everybody knows that smoking is unhealty even when nobody told you so it's you own responsability when you like to have black longs. you can't blame the industry that they go into people's stupidity

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Ebay might have it.......they sell the weirdest shits sometimes.


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I serious don't understand why people smoke since it looks so incredible dirty and such a thing out of your mouth looks stupid too (jmho) but this is ridicilous.
everybody knows that smoking is unhealty even when nobody told you so it's you own responsability when you like to have black longs. you can't blame the industry that they go into people's stupidity
Thats not fair. In the 50s and 60s, people were convinced by tobacco companies it was good for them, and they were hooked years before information was made public to the contrary.

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was is serious told that it was healty?
I thought the commercials was more about how cool it was(the famous marbello(?) cowboy)

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