Originally posted by achtungbaby@Oct 5 2002, 12:05 AM
"I didn't know!!"
A jury awarded a record-shattering $28 billion in punitive damages today to a 64-year-old former smoker who sued Philip Morris Inc. for fraud and negligence.
...Last month, the jury ordered the tobacco company to pay Bullock $750,000 in damages and $100,000 for pain and suffering.
like isn't there more or less a formula or something for compensatory damages already?
WELL...given this is a punitive damage and i guess doesn't have anything to do w/ whether she personally "deserved" it, what do ppl think about the award? does it change your original opinion? makes it easier to justify to me, but i still think it's over-the-line.