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$100 Million Settlement Announced in Federal Court Florida Smokers Litigation

“We are very pleased that after many years of litigation, the parties were able to reach agreement. This settlement will provide immediate compensation to our clients, many of whom are very elderly,” said Mr. Nelson, who helped negotiate the deal. Litig
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
added Feb 25, 2015 11:42

[Tennessee] Judge announces $100M settlement in Florida federal tobacco cases / Local office of Lieff Cabraser played key role in first major settlements by companies since '90s

judge on Wednesday morning stayed all of the so-called Engle Progeny tobacco lawsuits in the Florida federal courts after being notified of a settlement agreement....Young, who was overseeing hundreds of plaintiff suits in the Middle District of Florida,
added Feb 25, 2015 11:35

[Florida] Tobacco companies to settle smoking lawsuits for $100 million

The agreement will cover more than 400 lawsuits filed in federal court in Florida by smokers or their families, according to the announcement. The settlement will not cover cases that have gone to trial or already reached a verdict.
added Feb 25, 2015 11:32

[Florida] Tobacco Companies Agree to Settle Lawsuits / Reynolds American and Altria to pay $42.5 million; Lorillard to pay $15 million ($$)

The three largest U.S. tobacco companies announced an agreement Wednesday to resolve pending tobacco lawsuits in Florida related to a 1994 class-action lawsuit on behalf of Florida residents. Reynolds American Inc. and Altria Group Inc. will pay $42.5 m
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Feb 25, 2015 11:32

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and other manufacturers reach favorable resolution of hundreds of Engle progeny cases in Florida federal courts (PDF)

have successfully negotiated an agreement to resolve virtually all Engle progeny cases pending and not yet tried in the Florida federal courts....Reynolds will pay $42.5 million to resolve these federal cases. Philip Morris will pay an equal amount and Lo
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Feb 25, 2015 10:04

Florida Tobacco Victims Might Lose Millions

The cigarette industry reignited Florida's tobacco wars Wednesday with a one-sentence bill that would strip away the right of thousands of Florida victims to collect millions in damages.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Feb 21, 2015 23:32

[Florida] Lorillard Cigarettes Caused Smoker's Death, Engle Jury Finds ($$)

found that a Florida man's now deceased wife's smoking-related death was caused by cigarettes manufactured by Lorillard Tobacco Co., and that she had relied on statements by Lorillard and other tobacco giants concealing smoking's health risks before she q
added Feb 20, 2015 04:02

[Florida] Ex-Smoker Asks Fla. Jury For $13M In Engle Progeny Case ($$)

Counsel for an ailing former smoker asked a Florida jury Thursday for more than $13 million plus punitive damages in an Engle progeny trial's closing arguments, but the cigarette makers said the decision to continue smoking was his choice.
added Feb 20, 2015 03:29

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Defeats Challenge To Engle Progeny Ruling ($$)

Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal rejected Elmer Baker's widow's argument that the jury's verdict was internally inconsistent because it found that Baker was a member of the Engle v. Liggett group class but also found that his lung cancer and dea
added Feb 19, 2015 18:05

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Want Finances Out Of Punitive Damages Phase ($$)

asked a Florida federal judge Wednesday to exclude evidence about their finances from the punitive damages phase of an Engle trial, arguing that such evidence is irrelevant because they have agreed not to challenge a "constitutional" punitive damages awar
added Feb 19, 2015 18:04
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