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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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[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] Judgment Waits As Engle Case Jury Returns Partial Verdict ($$)

Judge Thomas M. Lynch IV told the parties in state court in Fort Lauderdale that he would entertain post-verdict motions before entering a judgment, with plaintiff Ed Caprio's counsel pushing Tuesday for a ruling on a partial verdict, amid multiple motion
Law360
added Feb 25, 2015 16:32
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[Florida] Big Tobacco 'Tortious' Conduct Evidence Out Of Trial For Now [FREE FULL TEXT]

Young, a federal judge of Massachusetts sitting by designation, addressed the tobacco companies' opposition to his decision earlier this month in which he remarked that plaintiff Seymour Landau had argued "with some justification" that the defendants' con
Law360
added Feb 25, 2015 13:16
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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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