Well, it appears that the the Judge in the Altria f/k/a Philip Morris case is already backing off the multi-billion dollar verdict he rendered (remember no jury here) and now is "only" requiring it to post $6,000,000,000.00 bond for its appeal. Watch for the Court of Appeals to reduce or reverse the verdict. Best case for the lawyers handling this is a settlement. Worst case, the verdict is completely overturned. Then again, I'm just a Wisconsin personal injury attorney.
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