A Florida jury handed down a massive settlement of $23.6 billion to the widow of a smoker against the second largest cigarette manufacturer last week, according to AP News. Cynthia Robinson’s husband passed away from lung cancer in 1996, and she filed a lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in 2008. The company, whom made a $25 billion deal to purchase another tobacco manufacturer the very same week, has said that it plans to fight the Pensacola jury’s verdict. This case is one of many large sum lawsuits against tobacco companies in recent years in the state, which only requires that victims and their families prove that there was a smoking addiction that led to injury or death.

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