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Independence tobacco trial goes to jury

Plaintiffs seek $110M punitive award

The family of a woman who died from smoking-related causes has asked a Jackson County jury to award $110 million in punitive damages against a cigarette maker. In closing arguments Wednesday, Ken McClain, of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, urged the jury to award enough to make Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. "take the high road" in ...