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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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Florida Supreme Court Suspends 2 Miami Attorneys, Citing Conflicts in Tobacco Litigation

The Florida Supreme Court disagreed with a court-appointed referee’s recommendation to admonish prominent attorney Philip M. Gerson and co-counsel Steven K. Hunter, instead imposed a harsher punishment, suspending both Miami attorneys for 30 days.
Law.com
added Apr 30, 2018 21:39
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Escape $1M In Atty Fees To Smoker’s Estate ($$)

cleared R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LLC of an obligation to pay almost $1 million in attorneys’ fees to the estate of a deceased smoker who won more than $2 million in a jury award, saying there was a “good reason” for the expenses incurre
Law360
added Jan 30, 2018 03:26
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[Florida] Special Master Urges Court To Keep $9 Million Sanctions For Engle Cases ($$)

A special master in an investigation to determine whether two law firms filed frivolous Engle progeny lawsuits told a panel of federal judges in Florida on Jan. 12 that the firms deserve the $9 million sanctions the panel imposed against them, calling t
Lexis Nexis
added Jan 26, 2018 00:48
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[Florida] Attorney Chestnut found in contempt

A Florida judge has found attorney Christopher Chestnut in contempt of court for failing to supply information that would help pay another law firm a cut from a $23 billion verdict against a tobacco company back in 2014. Martin County court documents sh
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Jan 25, 2018 04:44
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[Florida] IN RE: ENGLE CASES: SPECIAL MASTER’S RESPONSE TO THE WILNER FIRM, P.A.’S MOTION TO ALTER OR AMEND THE SANCTIONS ORDER, AND FARAH & FARAH, P.A. AND CHARLIE FARAH’S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION (PDF)

For the reasons stated below, the Special Master recommends denying both motions.
Amazon CloudFront
added Jan 18, 2018 07:15
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