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[Florida] Sanctions Law: A Litigation Frontier

The four-judge panel overseeing the Florida tobacco litigation imposed sua sponte a $9.2 million penalty (later cut in half) against two firms that had filed claims the panel considered baseless. Because the underlying litigation already had settled, the
Law.com
added Aug 7, 2018 03:13
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[Florida] DANIEL: Sanctions Law: A Litigation Frontier

The four-judge panel overseeing the Florida tobacco litigation imposed sua sponte a $9.2 million penalty (later cut in half) against two firms that had filed claims the panel considered baseless. Because the underlying litigation already had settled, the
Law.com
added Aug 6, 2018 22:14
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[Massachusetts] Insurer Not Responsible For Settlement Over Blown Deadline In Tobacco Case ($$)

Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled that a superior court judge did not err in finding that an insurer need not pay a $1.55 million legal malpractice settlement reached between an attorney and his former client whose case against the tobacco industry was no
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 6, 2018 17:47
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Ending epic debacle, Florida tobacco firms agree to pay $4.3 million sanction

The chief beneficiaries of sanctionable conduct by a pair of Florida plaintiffs' firms, the Wilner Firm and Farah & Farah, will end up being the firms’ co-counsel in a $100 million settlement of federal-court litigation by Florida smokers, under an order
Reuters
added Jul 27, 2018 14:47
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Ending epic debacle, Florida tobacco firms agree to pay $4.3 million sanction

As part of a global resolution of the sanctions issue and fee disputes, Wilner and the Farah firm agreed to cede more than $7 million in claimed attorneys’ fees to Motley Rice, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein and two other plaintiffs' firms, reducing t
Reuters
added Jul 26, 2018 01:16
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[Florida] 'Everything Went to Hell': Coral Gables Attorney Sues Former Co-Counsel Over Tobacco Cases

Coral Gables attorney J.B. Harris is suing Tallahassee litigator Phillip T. Howard, alleging his one-time co-counsel “usurped” a portfolio of tobacco cases potentially worth millions of dollars. The lawsuit leaves it up to a Miami-Dade Circuit judge to
Law.com
added Jun 22, 2018 21:45
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[Florida] Miami attorney, Coral Gable attorney suspended over conflicts of interests in long-running tobacco litigation

an April 11 Florida Supreme Court order over alleged conflicts of interest involving current and former clients in a long-running tobacco case... The 30-day suspensions of Miami attorney Philip Maurice Gerson and Coral Gables attorney Steven Kent Hunter w
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Jun 5, 2018 23:25
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Supreme Court Disciplines 3 South Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers, 11 Other Attorneys

Also suspended was Philip Maurice Gerson, a Miami attorney practicing since 1970, for violating bar rules governing conflicts of interest involving attorneys’ current and former clients in tobacco litigation.
Law.com
added May 30, 2018 16:38
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[Illinois] Vrdolyak says he wrote note to inform then-AG Jim Ryan of his big-money deal

Spevack went on to name the three witnesses. Among them is Ryan, who is being pulled into a case that revolves around a deal Vrdolyak cut to get a massive piece of Illinois’ $9.3 billion legal settlement with tobacco companies in the 1990s.
Chicago Sun-Times
added May 23, 2018 22:00
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2 prominent lawyers ensnared by Florida's 'hot potato doctrine' are suspended for conflicts

The court said in the 2014 case that a lawyer who faces a conflict between two current clients can’t avoid current-client conflict rules by dropping one client “like a hot potato.” Before that decision, lawyers who dropped current clients because of conf
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added May 3, 2018 16:44
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