Choking on compo

Chain smoker’s widow awarded £13.9 billion in compensation

 

America is widely known as the land that created “compensation culture” but in the recent award of £13.9 billion ($23.6 billion) in punitive damages and £9.9 million ($16.8 million) in compensatory damages to the widow of a chain smoker, a truly ridiculous precedent has been set.

 

Cynthia Robinson is now a very, very rich woman
Cynthia Robinson is now a very, very rich woman

Cynthia Robinson, whose husband died of lung cancer at 36 from smoking since he was 13, won what has been described as a “runaway verdict” by defendants the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Pensacola, Florida after a four week trial.

 

After the verdict, Christopher Chestnut, one of Robinson’s attorneys commented:

 

“The jury wanted to send a statement that tobacco cannot continue to lie to the American people and the American government about the addictiveness of and the deadly chemicals in their cigarettes”.

 

Jeffery Raborn, R. J. Reynolds’ vice president and assistant general counsel responded:

 

“This verdict goes far beyond the realm of reasonableness and fairness, and is completely inconsistent with the evidence presented… We plan to file post-trial motions with the trial court promptly, and are confident that the court will follow the law and not allow this runaway verdict to stand”.

 

Mrs Robinson herself simply stated “I got so excited” on hearing it was billions rather than millions that she had won. We’re sure she did. Though the figures awarded will no doubt be reduced on appeal, she’s (technically) now as rich as George Soros.

 

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you for smoking……The United Artist Corporation (UA) a subsidiary of Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) I believe Sony is also involved, share the copyright of the James Bond film franchise, and are in the process of being sued by my lawyer. Sean Connery’s portrayal of 007 inspired me to take up smoking. I was under the impression at the time that it was a healthy and harmless habit. I was not formally informed that smoking was detrimental to my health. The shit is going to hit the fan. The bastards are going to pay. I am going to be rich beyond my wildest dreams….. Ed Milliband must promise to extend the nanny state should he win the next election…..

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