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Florida Supreme Court Holds New Post-Judgment Interest Rate Is Not Retroactive ($$)

ruled 5-2 that a tobacco company owes nearly $770,000 in post-judgment interest to an Engle progeny plaintiff because a statute that changed the interest rate was not in place when judgment in the plaintiffs case was originally entered
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 11, 2016 14:33

[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Petitioner, vs. PAMELA CICCONE, etc., Respondent. (PDF)

Under the definition we adopt, the plaintiff does not need to have been formally diagnosed or know that the symptoms were tobacco-related prior to the “cut-off date” for class membership.
Supreme Court of Florida
added Jun 10, 2016 21:31

Florida Woman Files Cross-Appeal To 11th Circuit In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

A woman who was awarded $3.25 million in an Engle progeny suit notified a federal judge in Florida on May 31 that she would be appealing to the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals the judge’s rulings against her, including his decision to grant Philip Mor
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 10, 2016 21:01

[Florida] Tobacco Companies: Plaintiff’s Use Of Engle Findings Violates Due Process

the product defect and negligence verdicts against them in an Engle progeny suit cannot stand because the Engle findings are “useless” for establishing defect and negligence and allowing the plaintiff to rely on those findings would violate due process (E
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 10, 2016 18:48

[Florida] SC15-722 Lyantie Townsend, etc. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (PDF)

the Legislature granted litigants obtaining a judgment a vested right to a fixed rate of interest that expressly fixed the rate of interest until the judgment was paid... we quash the decision below, answer the rephrased certified question in the negat
Supreme Court of Florida
added Jun 10, 2016 17:36

Fla. Justices Say Engle Case Award Gets Old Interest Rate ($$)

Supreme Court on Thursday said R.J. Reynolds owes an extra $770,000 in disputed post-judgment interest on a $25 million award in an Engle-progeny smoking case, saying the old statutory rate applies.
added Jun 10, 2016 17:28

[Florida] RJR, Philip Morris Slam Use Of Engle Findings In 11th Circ. ($$)

told the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday that the landmark Engle tobacco class action’s findings are “useless” for establishing a Florida man’s strict liability and negligence claims, arguing that allowing him to rely on the determinations would violate their
added Jun 8, 2016 19:39

[Florida] Decades pass, but smoker lawsuits still plod on in court

Twenty-two years after a now-deceased woman filed a lawsuit against tobacco companies, her family will have to wait a bit longer to see it resolved in Highlands County circuit civil court...Totsie Fleming, the plaintiff, will not personally see a dime fro
Highlands Today (Sebring, FL)
added Jun 8, 2016 14:57

[Florida] Medical Issues Force Mistrial in COPD Case Against R.J. Reynolds

Judge John Krest declared a mistrial Tuesday when Jones Day’s Kevin Boyce declared unforeseen medical issues would render him unable to continue with trial in the case, which opened on Friday. “It would create some major difficulties for the defendant n
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 3, 2016 16:45

[Florida] RJR Owes For Woman's Smoking-Related Death, Fla. Jury Told ($$)

The daughter of a police chief's secretary who died of smoking-related lung disease urged a Florida jury Friday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for her death, saying the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her until it was too late.
added May 28, 2016 16:29
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