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[Florida] Hectic Trial Schedule May Have Forced $100M Engle Deal ($$)

Judge Young was appointed by the Eleventh Circuit to oversee and coordinate the hundreds of Engle progeny cases in the Florida federal courts, and he set an aggressive schedule and brought in judges from across the country to oversee the trials, accordin
added Feb 26, 2015 07:59

[Virginia] Altria and other companies settle 400 smoker lawsuits in Florida

Philip Morris has paid about $13.8 million in judgments in those Engle cases, according to the company’s annual report to shareholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. The company said it will record a charge against its re
added Feb 26, 2015 07:58

[Florida] Tobacco Companies Settle 400 Lawsuits for $100 Million - Bloomberg Business

“I hope that the victims find it to be a fair and reasonable resolution,” Rice said in a telephone interview Wednesday. The case is the first significant agreement by the tobacco industry to pay money directly to smokers and their families as part of a s
Bloomberg News
added Feb 25, 2015 18:45

[Florida] COLUMN-How a federal judge pressed Big Tobacco into $100 mln deal: Frankel

In July 2013, a federal appeals court ...threw up its hands in defeat. .. The historic $100 million settlement ... can be traced directly to the 11th Circuit's appointment of U.S. District Judge William Young of Boston to take over the federal docket of
added Feb 25, 2015 18:40

[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

[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

[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

$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

[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

[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
added Feb 25, 2015 16:32
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