The Supreme Court denies a bid by R.J. Reynolds (RAI +1.1%) to appeal a $28.3M verdict in a...

|About: Reynolds American, Inc. (RAI)|By:, SA News Editor

The Supreme Court denies a bid by R.J. Reynolds (RAI +1.1%) to appeal a $28.3M verdict in a Florida case filed by a woman whose husband died from lung cancer. In the case, the jury assigned tobacco companies 66% of the blame for the death of the smoker of 50+ years while tagging him with 34% of the responsibility.