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[Florida] TOBACCO COMPANIES: COURT RULES FAVORABLY

A three-judge panel for the 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta ruled in April that Engle plaintiffs must prove that the cigarettes smoked by themselves or relatives were defective. The ruling came in a case involving Earl Graham, husband of deceased Faye Gra
The Market Business
added May 23, 2015 10:32
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of September 29

Proctor...walked jurors through the history of tobacco manufacturing and marketing. Proctor detailed jurors of tobacco leaders’ decision in the 1960s to conceal the dangers of smoking while continuing to market their product. Proctor also described the t
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 4, 2014 10:43
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[Florida] Searcy Denney Attorneys Recover $20 Million Smoker Award

The daughter of a Boynton Beach woman who died of lung cancer was awarded $20 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 9, 2014 17:32
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[Florida] Engle v. Liggett: Has Big Tobacco Finally Met Its Match?

What the Future Holds With no further avenues of appeal left open in Martin, Gray, Campbell, and Hall, RJR, along with Philip Morris and Liggett in Campbell, have paid these and other judgments in the combined amount of $60,442,000.109 Over time, a
The Florida Bar Journal
added Mar 15, 2013 05:20
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[Florida] The Supreme Court Has, Again, Denied A Review of Petitions That Seek to Challenge Individual Damages Verdicts in Tobacco Lawsuits, Parker Waichman Comments

“We are happy to see that the High Court continues to let stand the original verdicts in the ongoing Engle litigation,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP....The 10 petitions were denied without comment or noted dissents (Order
PR Web
added Jun 13, 2014 15:34
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[Pennsylvania] Roll-your-own cigarette shops move to form private smoking clubs

Owners of several tobacco shops that charged customers to use $35,000 cigarette-rolling machines until changes in federal law made the practice illegal are looking to establish private smoking clubs. Like other fraternal organizations, the nonprofit smo
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Dec 27, 2012 12:31
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[Florida] Hundreds of Engle lawsuits thrown out

A Florida appeals court has dismissed nearly 10 percent of the pending Engle progeny lawsuits against U.S. tobacco manufacturers, citing improper claim submissions by a law firm. The court's ruling Wednesday affects 750 Engle lawsuits filed by The Wilner
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 12, 2014 10:35
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[Florida] Lorillard, Reynolds Hit With $3.8M Verdict In Engle Suit ($$)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. were slapped with $3.8 million in damages Friday in a lawsuit in Florida state court brought by the widow of an attorney who died of lung cancer after decades of smoking. The total verdict was for $5.8
Law360
added Sep 23, 2013 20:01
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Reynolds loses another “Engle” case in Florida

A Palm Beach County jury awarded $6 million in compensatory damages and $14 million in punitive damages Monday to plaintiff Gwendolyn Odom... Stephen Pope, managing partner for Spotlight Ideas in London, said the remaining tobacco manufacturers’ Engle exp
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 25, 2014 16:06
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[Florida] Fla. Court Halts Suits By Engle Opt-Out Plaintiffs ($$)

In three separate rulings, Florida's First District Court of Appeal said the statute of limitations on the claims by the three plaintiffs began to run in 1997 when they opted out of the Engle v. Liggett Group class, which was decertified in 2006 by the F
Law360
added Jan 6, 2014 13:35
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