Connie Buonomo, 77, of Hollywood, said the decision to sue had little to do with recouping losses. She wants to punish R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the corporation she blames for her husband's death.
"I don't feel they've ever been honest," said Buonomo, whose husband, Matthew, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2008. He was 80.
Buonomo's attorneys at the Kelley/Uustal firm in Fort Lauderdale said that because of the expected appeal, it's unknown when Buonomo and her family will receive any money if they prevail in the case.
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