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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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[Florida] Firms Deserve $9M Fine For ‘Baseless’ Engle Suits: Report ($$)

A special master on Friday told a Florida federal court that it shouldn’t change a $9.1 million sanctions order against two law firms for filing and maintaining "baseless" tobacco lawsuits, saying the sanctions would compensate the public for the cost of
Law360
added Jan 18, 2018 07:09
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[Illinois] Vrdolyak wants to delay trial while Supreme Court reviews law used to charge him

A 19-page federal indictment against Vrdolyak outlines his role in a scheme to pocket millions of dollars from Illinois’ $9.3 billion settlement with tobacco companies nearly two decades ago. The indictment alleges Vrdolyak was promised $65 million from
Chicago Sun-Times
added Jan 10, 2018 01:12
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[Florida] Prominent Tobacco Attorney Philip Gerson Fights Discipline Case

Prominent Miami tobacco attorney Philip Gerson and co-counsel Steven Hunter are fighting the Florida Bar’s argument that they should be suspended for 30 days for allegedly acting against clients’ interests in a secondhand smoke case. The bar argues Gerso
Law.com
added Nov 28, 2017 17:19
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