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[Florida] Fla. Firm Contests Method For $9M Sanctions In Engle Suits

The Wilner Firm PA, which was sanctioned last month along with Farah & Farah PA, said the sanctions order was issued without a prior order to show cause that would have given the firms an opportunity to object to the methodology used to calculate the sa
Law360
added Nov 17, 2017 23:06
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[Illinois] BROWN: Fast Eddie’s big secret still safe with him

information Vrdolyak made cash payments exceeding $1 million to unnamed “individuals and entities” in connection with his own unexplained payday in the state’s $9.3 billion tobacco lawsuit settlement. The implication was clear that authorities believe th
Chicago Sun-Times
added Nov 15, 2017 15:29
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[Illinois] Feds: Man threatened to make Vrdolyak’s secret deal ‘front page news’

It’s not clear how much money Vrdolyak made from the tobacco settlement. Federal prosecutors told a judge in 2010 that he “has a guaranteed income stream of $260,000 per year . . . until 2023 from tobacco-related litigation.” And Bhachu wrote that Vrdoly
Chicago Sun-Times
added Nov 14, 2017 03:21
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Florida Appeals Panel Orders Tobacco Companies To Pay Attorney Fees ($$)

reversed a trial court’s order that denied an Engle progeny plaintiff’s motion for attorney fees because the plaintiff was entitled to the fees under Florida law governing attorney fees (John McCoy v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 7, 2017 23:24
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Must Pay Fees In $10.5M Case, Fla. Court Says ($$)

Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal said John McCoy, whose wife Glodine McCoy died of smoking-related lung cancer, is entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees because his service by mail of a settlement offer to Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds
Law360
added Oct 26, 2017 05:14
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[Florida] JOHN MCCOY, Appellant, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et. al., Appellees.

We reverse the circuit court’s order denying a motion for attorney’s fees based upon a 2014 proposal for settlement under section 768.79, Florida Statutes (2015).1
Amazon CloudFront
added Oct 26, 2017 05:08
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[Illinois] Vrdolyak lawyers: Indictment ‘deceptive, irrelevant and sinister’

A grand jury hit Vrdolyak last November with a 19-page indictment that outlined his alleged role in a scheme to pocket millions from Illinois’ $9.3 billion settlement with tobacco companies nearly two decades ago. The indictment alleges Vrdolyak, known
Chicago Sun-Times
added Aug 26, 2017 14:46
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Tobacco Companies Petition Florida High Court Over Attorney Fees Decisions ($$)

Two tobacco companies that were ordered to pay $32 million in damages following an Engle progeny suit petitioned the Florida Supreme Court on June 21 over a lower court ruling that they had to pay the plaintiffs’ attorney fees because the lower court’s de
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 14, 2017 23:42
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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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[Florida] RICHARD BOATRIGHT and DEBORAH BOATRIGHT, his wife, Appellants, v PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., and LIGGETT GROUP, LLC, Appellees. (PDF)

We reverse the order of the trial court and remand for an award of attorneys' fees and costs in favor of the Boatrights. The amount of the award is to be determined by the trial court. The court's award of costs to the Boatrights pursuant to section 57
Florida  Second District  Court Of Appeal
added Apr 12, 2017 21:06
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