From Jim Gilliam's blog archives$150 million
March 23, 2002 9:53 AM
An Oregon jury sacked Philip Morris with punitive damages of $150 million in the 1999 lung cancer death of Michele Schwarz. The jury felt that Philip Morris deceived the public into thinking that low tar cigarettes are healthier than regular cigarettes.
The west coast continues to be the tobacco companies' worst nightmare.
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