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[Florida] Engle Ruling Unlikely To Shift Outcome Of Tobacco Trials ($$)

some of the original Engle jury's Phase I findings — sweeping conclusions about the general ills of cigarettes that still aid plaintiffs in Florida — amount to a ban on the products, but attorneys say it could nevertheless fail to sway state courts and ju
Law360
added Apr 10, 2015 16:11
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Wins Big Ruling Too Late

Tobacco finally won a ruling that seriously undercuts the famous Engle ruling...The problem? The industry in February announced that it was settling nearly every case that might have been affected by this ruling.
Litigation Daily
added Apr 10, 2015 02:46
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[Florida] Professor: Tobacco Ruling 'Almost Like a Neutron Bomb'

Eleventh Circuit's ruling, that federal law doesn't allow the use of those findings, "is almost like a neutron bomb for the Engle-type cases," said Sergio Campos, a law professor at the University of Miami...., "a lot of cases are going to just disappear.
Daily Report
added Apr 10, 2015 02:44
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Big Win for Big Tobacco in Florida Smoking Case

"regulation of cigarettes rests on the assumption that they will still be sold and that consumers will maintain a 'right to choose to smoke or not to smoke...these specific, sweeping bases…we conclude frustrate the full purposes and objectives of Congress
Courthouse News
added Apr 10, 2015 02:40
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Wins Interest Cut On $25M Engle Award ($$)

A Florida appellate court on Thursday sided with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a dispute over post-judgment interest on $25 million awarded in an Engle progeny case, finding that an amended statute allowing fluctuating rates can be retroactively applied to
Law360
added Apr 10, 2015 02:38
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[Florida] Eleventh Circuit Rejects Use of Engle Findings by Smoker's Estate

said that, in relying on findings from the scuttled class action proceedings, the plaintiff's claims are preempted by federal law that has long regulated, but not banned, the sale of cigarettes.
Daily Report
added Apr 11, 2015 19:31
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[Florida] Eleventh Circuit Rejects Use of Engle Findings by Smoker's Estate

Such a duty operates, in essence, as a ban on cigarettes. Accordingly, it conflicts with Congress's clear purpose and objective of regulating—not banning—cigarettes, thereby leaving to adult consumers the choice whether to smoke cigarettes or to abstain."
Daily Report
added Apr 10, 2015 02:48
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Says Fed. Law Blocks Claims In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

said the claims wrongly imposed a duty on all cigarette makers that they breached every time they put a cigarette on the market. That result is inconsistent with Congress’ aim to give consumers the right to choose whether to smoke, according to the panel
Law360
added Apr 9, 2015 13:37
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[Florida] GRAHAM v R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY (PDF)

Florida...may not enforce a duty, as it has through the Engle jury findings, premised on the theory that all cigarettes are inherently defective and that every cigarette sale is an inherently negligent act. So our holding is narrow indeed: it is only t
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
added Apr 9, 2015 11:56
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U.S. appeals court deals setback to Florida tobacco plaintiffs

11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses more than $800,000 in damages...court said smokers who, like Graham, were originally part of a massive class action...could not rely on findings from the class action trial to prove claims that cigarettes are d
Reuters
added Apr 9, 2015 00:38
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