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[Florida] Philip Morris, Reynolds and Lorillard Settle Federal Engle Cases

Herzog estimated the various tobacco companies have had an approximately 50% success rate in Engle cases over the past several years. “We view this is a favorable conclusion for all three to a substantial outstanding legal battle,” she said. “While no i
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Feb 25, 2015 16:43
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$100 million settlement reached in Florida tobacco suit

That decision let stand findings that the companies knowingly sold dangerous products and hid smoking hazards, meaning future juries could consider that as proven fact. But the ruling also required smokers and their families to pursue individual wrongful
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 25, 2015 16:42
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[Florida, Tennessee] Analysis: How Kenneth Kerrivan Struck a Blow Against Big Tobacco

with their apparent advantage now gone in federal court and at least 12 new cases on the docket through the spring, Big Tobacco blinked. With more than $100 million in federal judgements already on appeal, another $100 million was a relatively cheap pric
Nashville (TN) Scene
added Feb 25, 2015 16:39
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[Florida] UPDATE 1-Tobacco companies to settle smoking lawsuits for $100 million

(Adds Lorillard comment, background on litigation)... Rice and other plaintiffs' firms that negotiated the deal said Wednesday they were pleased their clients would be compensated after years of litigation. It is the first major agreement reached by the
Reuters
added Feb 25, 2015 13:13
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Big 3 tobacco companies agree to settle federal Engle cases in Florida

The three law firms said they agreed to settle about 400 federal Engle cases to “resolve a substantial number of personal injury and wrongful death claims of smokers allegedly damaged by tobacco products from these three companies.” “I am gratified that
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 25, 2015 13:12
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[Florida] BREAKING: Big Tobacco Pays $100M To End 400 Engle Cases ($$)

A trio of major tobacco companies including Philip Morris USA Inc. have agreed to pay $100 million to settle more than 400 cases pending in Florida federal court over smoking-related injuries, plaintiffs' firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP said W
Law360
added Feb 25, 2015 12:03
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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
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[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,
NashvillePost.com
added Feb 25, 2015 11:35
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[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.
Reuters
added Feb 25, 2015 11:32
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[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
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