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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Now re-opened ! well, kind of
Last edited by Jay; Oct 4th, 2002 at 08:58 PM.