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[Florida] Special Master Urges Court To Keep $9 Million Sanctions For Engle Cases ($$)

A special master in an investigation to determine whether two law firms filed frivolous Engle progeny lawsuits told a panel of federal judges in Florida on Jan. 12 that the firms deserve the $9 million sanctions the panel imposed against them, calling t
Lexis Nexis
added Jan 26, 2018 00:48
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[Florida] Attorney Chestnut found in contempt

A Florida judge has found attorney Christopher Chestnut in contempt of court for failing to supply information that would help pay another law firm a cut from a $23 billion verdict against a tobacco company back in 2014. Martin County court documents sh
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Jan 25, 2018 04:44
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court Rejects RJR's Appeal Of $13.5M Verdict ($$)

and ordered the tobacco company to pay the family's attorneys' fees for the appeal. Florida's highest court declined to accept jurisdiction in the case, leaving in place a Third District Court of Appeal decision that affirmed $13.5 million in damages aga
Law360
added Jan 24, 2018 04:47
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[Florida] Appellate Group Of The Year: Mayer Brown ($$)

... decertified class have been pursuing individual tobacco-related claims against Mayer Brown client Phillip Morris. The firm was able to vacate a $13 million wrongful death award by successfully arguing the lower...
Law360
added Jan 20, 2018 01:32
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[Florida] Lies, Addiction Led to Smoker's Lung Transplant, Atty Argues as Trial Opens Against R.J. Reynolds

Dawn Schlefstein was a regular smoker by the time she was 16...her family contends Reynolds...caused her emphysema by conspiring to hide the dangers of smoking for much of her life, while engineering their product to be addictive.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 19, 2018 21:27
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[Florida] IN RE: ENGLE CASES: SPECIAL MASTER’S RESPONSE TO THE WILNER FIRM, P.A.’S MOTION TO ALTER OR AMEND THE SANCTIONS ORDER, AND FARAH & FARAH, P.A. AND CHARLIE FARAH’S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION (PDF)

For the reasons stated below, the Special Master recommends denying both motions.
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 18, 2018 07:15
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[Florida] Firms Deserve $9M Fine For ‘Baseless’ Engle Suits: Report ($$)

A special master on Friday told a Florida federal court that it shouldn’t change a $9.1 million sanctions order against two law firms for filing and maintaining "baseless" tobacco lawsuits, saying the sanctions would compensate the public for the cost of
Law360
added Jan 18, 2018 07:09
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[Florida] David Canta and Corazon Canta, Petitioners, vs. Philip Morris USA, Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Respondents: On Petition for Writ of Certiorari from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Rodolfo A. Ruiz, Judge. (PDF)

the unsuccessful March 2016 motions to disqualify placed the Ferraro Firm on notice that Lima’s former client, PM, claimed Lima had worked on confidential, Engle-related legal issues and strategy. Nonetheless, Lima continued to work on Engle-progeny ca
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 12, 2018 22:35
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[Florida] Battle Over Whether Smoking or Dental Problems Caused Man's Fatal Mouth Cancer, as Trial Against RJR Begins

R.J. Reynolds’ role in a broad scheme to hide the dangers of cigarettes ultimately caused the mouth cancer that killed a 53-year-old Florida smoker, an attorney for the smoker’s widow claimed Thursday as trial began against the tobacco giant. Kelsey v. R.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 12, 2018 22:14
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[Florida] HEATHER IRIMI, as Personal Representative of the ESTATE OF DALE MOYER, Appellant, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al., Appellees: On Motion for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc (PDF)

We deny the motion for rehearing and rehearing en banc, but withdraw our prior opinion and substitute the following in its place. “The right to ask potential jurors questions during voir dire about bias remains one of the most important, and often
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 12, 2018 22:04
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