Florida has more tobacco lawsuits than the rest of the U.S. combined

10/7/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

The number of personal-injury lawsuits against tobacco companies in Florida has reached about 8,000. Plaintiffs in the state have a leg up from a Florida Supreme Court ruling four years ago in which it was decided that juries in such lawsuits going forward would consider the finding that makers of cigarettes were misleading about the risks of smoking.

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