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[Florida] A Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Has the settlement dam finally broken in the so-called Engle progeny Florida tobacco litigation? Or will the big cigarette makers continue trying to plug their fingers in the dike? That’s the multibillion-dollar question after a $100 million settlement
Law.com
added Mar 1, 2015 22:31
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[Florida] Fitch: Tobacco Settlement Eases Industry Litigation Concern

The settlement of more than 400 lawsuits in U.S. federal courts filed by Florida smokers, the Engle Progeny cases, resolves some uncertainty in extensive litigation pending against the major cigarette companies, Philip Morris USA Inc. (subsidiary of Altri
Business Wire
added Mar 1, 2015 09:44
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[Florida] Editorial: Don't change law to limit damages for Big Tobacco

The Florida Legislature should beat back the tobacco industry’s latest attempt to avoid taking responsibility for misleading smokers about the dangers of its products....Lawmakers should make sure Floridians' right to a jury trial and to collect punitive
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Feb 27, 2015 09:42
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Florida smokers win $100 million in tobacco lawsuit

“Whenever people are suffering, we always welcome serious, fair offers that may more quickly resolve their claims and help them move on with their lives as best they can,” said Joe Rice... “We’ve committed to try to get 100 percent of the cases resolved,
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 26, 2015 14:48
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[Florida] Hectic Trial Schedule May Have Forced $100M Engle Deal ($$)

Judge Young was appointed by the Eleventh Circuit to oversee and coordinate the hundreds of Engle progeny cases in the Florida federal courts, and he set an aggressive schedule and brought in judges from across the country to oversee the trials, accordin
Law360
added Feb 26, 2015 07:59
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[Virginia] Altria and other companies settle 400 smoker lawsuits in Florida

Philip Morris has paid about $13.8 million in judgments in those Engle cases, according to the company’s annual report to shareholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. The company said it will record a charge against its re
Richmond.com
added Feb 26, 2015 07:58
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[Florida] Tobacco Settlement Eases Industry Litigation Concern

The settlement of more than 400 lawsuits in U.S. federal courts filed by Florida smokers, the Engle Progeny cases, resolves some uncertainty in extensive litigation pending against the major cigarette companies
Fitch Ratings
added Feb 25, 2015 16:51
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$100 million settlement reached in Florida tobacco suit

That decision let stand findings that the companies knowingly sold dangerous products and hid smoking hazards, meaning future juries could consider that as proven fact. But the ruling also required smokers and their families to pursue individual wrongful
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 25, 2015 16:42
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Big 3 tobacco companies agree to settle federal Engle cases in Florida

The three law firms said they agreed to settle about 400 federal Engle cases to “resolve a substantial number of personal injury and wrongful death claims of smokers allegedly damaged by tobacco products from these three companies.” “I am gratified that
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 25, 2015 13:12
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[Florida] BREAKING: Big Tobacco Pays $100M To End 400 Engle Cases ($$)

A trio of major tobacco companies including Philip Morris USA Inc. have agreed to pay $100 million to settle more than 400 cases pending in Florida federal court over smoking-related injuries, plaintiffs' firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP said W
Law360
added Feb 25, 2015 12:03
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