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[Florida] Big Tobacco Trumps Plaintiffs Bar By Using This Technicality

Ward lost his entitlement to fees and costs because he made a flawed settlement offer....The offer of judgment law, Florida Statutes Section 768.79, is intended to encourage settlement ...penalizes lawyers who rate an A- instead of an A in Draftsmanship
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 7, 2014 07:30
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[Florida] Fla. Firm Accuses Co-Counsel Of Stealing Engle Progeny Client ($$)

Florida law firm J. B. Harris PA sued Ice Legal PA on Monday in state court, accusing it of inducing a client to sign an illegal contract granting it exclusive representation in a multi-plaintiff Engle-progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and ot
Law360
added Nov 7, 2013 03:33
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Asks 11th Circ. For Attys' Fees After Trial Win $$)

told the Eleventh Circuit that it should have been given an award of attorneys' fees under Florida law for making a good-faith settlement offer to the son of a deceased smoker who lost at trial. In its opening brief, R.J. Reynolds said it should have rec
Law360
added Sep 28, 2013 17:51
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[Florida] $100M Engle Tobacco Deal Spawns Firm Fee Battle ($$)

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP is being accused of trying to shirk a fee-sharing agreement with The Wilner Firm and seek a bigger cut of a $100 million settlement...Lieff Cabraser removed the cross-claim to federal court Tuesday, asserting that th
Law360
added Sep 16, 2015 17:27
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[Florida] Attorneys battle over fees in decertified class action against tobacco companies

Judge Brian J. Davis, in a Sept. 24 order, granted a motion by co-defendants The Wilner Firm PA and Farah & Farah PA, both Jacksonville-area law firms, to defer briefing of state court motions until after determination of jurisdiction and motion to reman
Legal NewsLine
added Sep 29, 2015 20:39
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Reverses Fee Award To Smoker's Estate ($$)

appeals court on Tuesday reversed an award of attorneys' fees and costs to a deceased smoker who won more than $2 million in a jury award against tobacco companies, saying the trial court construed the law granting the fees too broadly.
Law360
added Jun 26, 2014 20:42
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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Can’t Remove Engle Fee Fight, Firms Say ($$)

Two Florida law firms said a state court should hear their claims accusing Lieff Cabraser...of flouting a fee-sharing agreement over a $100 million settlement that ended hundreds of Engle progeny cases, urging a federal judge Wednesday to remand the case.
Law360
added Sep 24, 2015 15:19
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[Florida] Fla. Court Told Attys' Fees In Engle Progeny Case Are Invalid ($$)

that counsel for the daughter of a deceased smoker, awarded $1.26 million in damages after two significant reductions, are not contractually entitled to $965,000 in attorneys' fees, saying that figure was invalidated when the court...
Law360
added Feb 25, 2016 21:53
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[Canada] Alberta's ethics commissioner cites conflict of interest, removes herself from review of tobacco litigation contract

Citing a personal conflict of interest, Alberta's ethics commissioner has asked her B.C. counterpart to determine whether another investigation into former premier Alison Redford's handling of the tobacco litigation contract in 2013 is warranted.
Edmonton (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Apr 6, 2016 14:38
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask Fla. Justices To Weigh In On Atty Fee Row

Philip Morris USA Inc. and Liggett Group LLC asked the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to reverse the award of attorneys' fees and costs for a smoker who won a $35 million jury award, arguing that the lower courts of appeal are divided on whether or no
Law360
added Jun 23, 2017 02:14
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