An Inclusive Litany

10/4/02

In addition to $850,000 for economic damages and pain and suffering, a Los Angeles Jury ordered Philip Morris to pay $28 billion in punitive damages to Betty Bullock, a 64-year-old lung cancer victim, for failure to warn her of the risks of smoking. (That's "Billion" with a "B.") Ms. Bullock had been warned by doctors to stop smoking for forty years and repeatedly urged to quit by family members.

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