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More Engel cases dropped in Florida, including at least 11 involving Reynolds

A federal judge in Florida approved on Wednesday the dismissal of 12 Engle progeny cases and the removal of 12 abandoned cases. At least 11 cases involved R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., including at least 10 of those abandoned. The rulings were made by Willi
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 5, 2015 06:05

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Shed More Settled, Abandoned Engle Suits ($$)

a Florida federal judge granted joint motions to dismiss claims from 12 cases and tossed 12 abandoned suits. U.S. District Judge William Young granted mutual motions to dismiss claims from four cases against Philip Morris and claims from five against Lo
added Jun 4, 2015 14:10

[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Caused Ex-Smoker's Lung Ailment, Jury Told ($$)

During opening arguments in Miami, an attorney for Thomas Hardin said his client was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 1996. Thomas Hardin grew up in rural Alabama and began smoking at the age of 9, he said. Allan B. Kaiser of The
added Jun 4, 2015 14:09

South Florida Lawyer Is the Feature of Engle Trading Card Number 6

This week's featured attorney: Tried the first CVN-broadcast Engle trial in Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit. First appeared before CVN courtroom cameras in 2011. Is one of the state’s preeminent solo practitioners. 2015_GUESS_WHO_ENGLE_CARD_web-size
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 3, 2015 10:31

[Florida] North Carolina Defense Lawyer Highlights Engle Trading Card Tuesday

This week's featured attorney: Represented his client in five CVN Engle proceedings in 2014. Won his most recent trial earlier this year. Helped secure an award in a retrial on damages that was $78 million less than the award issued in the previous tri
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 27, 2015 15:08

[Florida] KOLKER: The Tobacco Litigation That Wouldn't Die

while the industry may be paying out hundreds of millions of dollars each year in defense costs in Engle, the Florida litigation is still self-contained. No other plaintiffs in other states have succeeded in replicating what has been done in Engle.
added May 27, 2015 15:00

[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Win in Widow's $9M COPD Suit Highlights Engle Review for the Week of May 18

The six-member jury needed about three hours to reach a verdict for the tobacco maker, finding that Ethel Gray’s husband, Willie Gray, had not been addicted to Reynolds cigarettes. Addiction is one of several elements Engle progeny plaintiffs must prove.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 23, 2015 16:00

[Florida] Court rules favorably for tobacco companies

“The subtext of Graham’s legal analysis seems to suggest that his claims are immune from preemption simply because the Engle litigation has managed to survive for 20 years, and now has grown too-big-to-fail. “Thankfully, our constitution lends credence
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 23, 2015 10:34


A three-judge panel for the 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta ruled in April that Engle plaintiffs must prove that the cigarettes smoked by themselves or relatives were defective. The ruling came in a case involving Earl Graham, husband of deceased Faye Gra
The Market Business
added May 23, 2015 10:32

[Florida] Tobacco Industry Picks Up Tailwind as Smoker Suits Dealt Setback

The appeals court panel in Atlanta said individual smokers, already blocked from suing as a group, must each prove the cigarettes they used were defective, rather than relying on an earlier jury’s findings. That decision adds time, expense and uncertaint
Bloomberg News
added May 22, 2015 11:46
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