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Thousands of tobacco lawsuits wait for a verdict in Florida ($$)

Business Journal of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida
added Dec 21, 2012 08:07
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[Florida] US Supreme Court deals devastating blow to the cigarette industry and settlement value of nearly 8,000 pending Engle cases rises dramatically

Tobacco Product Liability Project’s Senior Attorney, Ed Sweda, said,”the tobacco companies’ long-repeated claim that the procedure for trying Engle Progeny cases violates their Due Process rights is now legally dead. The rights of the victims of these co
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Oct 8, 2013 14:39
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[Florida] Liggett Reaches $110M Deal To End Most Engle Smoker Suits ($$)

Under the terms of the deal, Liggett parent company Vector Group Ltd. will cough up a lump sum of about $61 million and pay an additional $49 million over the next 15 years. In return, more than 4,900 individual plaintiffs who were part of the erstwhile
Law360
added Oct 24, 2013 03:29
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[Florida] In Engle Suits, Home Court Advantage Hinges On 11th Circ. ($$)

Following oral arguments this week, the Eleventh Circuit is set to decide whether to send more than 1,700 Engle progeny lawsuits against tobacco companies to Florida state court, potentially putting a huge slice of the litigation on turf more favorable to
Law360
added Mar 28, 2013 18:56
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[Florida] Cigarette Makers Launch New Bid to End Engle Woes ($$)

Tobacco companies facing thousands of smoker lawsuits in Florida filed their ninth batch of U.S. Supreme Court petitions last week, claiming that the Florida courts are trampling on their constitutional rights in the so-called Engle progeny litigation.
Litigation Daily
added Apr 7, 2014 14:37
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[Florida] RD Legal Offers Post-Settlement Lawsuit Financing on R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Settlements

RD Legal can provide R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group attorneys and their clientele with post-settlement funding, which provides immediate capital on settlements that are slow to pay. Legal funding does not require any kind of payments until t
PR Newswire
added Jan 4, 2013 18:46
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[Canada, USA, North Carolina] VIDEO: Police arrest 28 in tobacco busts

Police have arrested 28 suspects and are on the hunt for seven others in a major tobacco raid Wednesday. Police raided 32 locations and seized $450,000 in cash, ... Surete du Quebec Sgt. Joyce Kemp said the bulk tobacco which made its way into Canada
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Apr 30, 2014 23:03
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[Florida] $27 Million Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds for Cancer Victim

* First payouts by big tobacco expected to be made today
JD Supra, LLC
added May 1, 2012 03:29
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[Florida] Litigation Funding Could Tip Scales In Engle Tobacco Cases ($$)

LawFinance Group ... said... the timing was right to enter the Engle field by putting together a portfolio of available financing for plaintiffs and plaintiffs attorneys defending verdict awards on appeal by the tobacco companies.
Law360
added Feb 16, 2014 12:05
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[Florida] No End In Sight For Engle Suits, Even With Liggett Deal ($$)

Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. are expected to keep fighting the cases over the long haul, given their historical aversion to settlement and the far greater liability they face.
Law360
added Oct 24, 2013 03:28
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