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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 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] State Engle Settlement Unlikely Despite Higher Verdict Pricetag ($$)

But experts don't predict similar large-scale settlements to follow in state courts, where there's less pressure from judges to settle and verdicts tend to crumble on appeal... Verdicts, particularly in tobacco litigation, are subject to appeals that cou
Law360
added Feb 26, 2015 14:34
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Pays $100M To End 400 Engle Cases ($$)

Philip Morris was joined by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. in inking the settlement, which ends claims brought by smokers and their families as part of the so-called Engle-progeny cases dating back to 1994. The deal resolves only th
Law360
added Feb 26, 2015 08:00
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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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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Settle 400 Lawsuits for $100 Million - Bloomberg Business

“I hope that the victims find it to be a fair and reasonable resolution,” Rice said in a telephone interview Wednesday. The case is the first significant agreement by the tobacco industry to pay money directly to smokers and their families as part of a s
Bloomberg News
added Feb 25, 2015 18:45
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[Florida] COLUMN-How a federal judge pressed Big Tobacco into $100 mln deal: Frankel

In July 2013, a federal appeals court ...threw up its hands in defeat. .. The historic $100 million settlement ... can be traced directly to the 11th Circuit's appointment of U.S. District Judge William Young of Boston to take over the federal docket of
Reuters
added Feb 25, 2015 18:40
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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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[Florida] A Light at the End of the Engle Tunnel?

first major truce negotiated by the trio of defendants in nearly two decades of nationwide smoker litigation. And if, as RJR said in a statement, the agreement resolves "virtually" all the companies' yet-to-be-tried Engle cases now pending in federal cou
Litigation Daily
added Feb 25, 2015 16:46
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