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Product Liability Practice Group Of The Year: Jones Day ($$)

Jones Day earned a third consecutive berth in Law360’s Product Liability Groups of the Year by pulling out victories for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in arbitration with states over a historic multi-billion dollar settlement and in personal injury and consum
Law360
added Jan 12, 2014 04:57
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms $1.8M Tobacco Judgment ($$)

against R.J. Reynolds for a smoker's widow and added to the dispute currently at the Florida Supreme Court on how to apply the state's 12-year statute of repose to fraud claims in Engle progeny cases. Florida's First District Court of Appeal affirmed a $
Law360
added Jan 8, 2014 10:11
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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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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Dodges $29M Award Over Smoker's Death ($$)

A Florida appeals court reversed a $28.6 million damages award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. i... Florida's First District Court of Appeal said the trial court erred when it failed to order a new damages trial following R.J. Reynolds' objection to the
Law360
added Dec 19, 2013 22:01
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Urge Fla. Appeals Court To Move Engle Case ($$)

told a Florida appeals court Tuesday that a trial judge erred in ruling that an Engle progeny case should proceed in Miami-Dade County, saying statutory factors dictate a transfer to Duval County. Counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA
Law360
added Nov 24, 2013 01:00
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[Florida] Fla. Court Upholds $30M Tobacco Award Despite Misgivings ($$)

affirmed a $10 million compensatory damages award and $20 million punitive damages award for Vernell Smith … judges said that despite the thin evidentiary basis for such a large award in the case, they reluctantly had to affirm the judgment under the prec
Law360
added Nov 22, 2013 12:16
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[Florida] Product Liability MVP: Jones Day's Stephanie Parker ($$)

As R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s top gun in nearly 1,200 Engle progeny cases, Jones Day’s Stephanie Parker has spent the last year scoring a string of low or complete defense verdicts in high-profile tobacco liability trials, earning her a spot among Law360
Law360
added Nov 22, 2013 11:40
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[Florida] Fla. Firm Accuses Co-Counsel Of Stealing Engle Progeny Client ($$)

Florida law firm J. B. Harris PA sued Ice Legal PA on Monday in state court, accusing it of inducing a client to sign an illegal contract granting it exclusive representation in a multi-plaintiff Engle-progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and ot
Law360
added Nov 7, 2013 03:33
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[Florida] Court snuffs out tobacco's 'due process' claim

A federal appeals court Thursday rejected arguments by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. that its due-process rights had been violated as cigarette makers try to fend off thousands of lawsuits in Florida.
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Nov 2, 2013 05:39
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[Florida] Liggett Reaches $110M Deal To End Most Engle Smoker Suits ($$)

Under the terms of the deal, Liggett parent company Vector Group Ltd. will cough up a lump sum of about $61 million and pay an additional $49 million over the next 15 years. In return, more than 4,900 individual plaintiffs who were part of the erstwhile
Law360
added Oct 24, 2013 03:29
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