Verdict reached in tobacco company lawsuit

Published: Mar. 14, 2018 at 7:41 PM EDT
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A major tobacco company lawsuit was settled in Eighth Circuit Court in Gainesville on Wednesday.

A jury awarded Alachua County resident, Jo Freeman, $4 million in damages, after her husband, David, died of lung cancer.

He had smoked Philip-Morris cigarettes for thirty years. The jury found Philip-Morris was 60% responsible for David Freeman's death.

The same lawsuit ended in a mistrial last year, with the jury deadlocked over whether punitive damages should be awarded.