A California smoker with lung cancer will get $28 million in punitive damages. Read the story in the Houston Chronicle.
The lack of personal responsibility in this country is a nightmare. People choose to smoke; they choose not to quit; they choose to die. Period.
If one revs the engine in one’s V8 SUV and smashes it into a telephone pole doing 120 MPH, does GM owe one a new ride and a few millions to boot? California jurists and judges alike seem to think so.