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[Florida] 11th Circ. Denies Fees For Withdrawn Atty In Tobacco Suit ($$)

ruled that a Florida attorney could not collect fees for litigation work he did for Aldar Tobacco Group LLC because he voluntarily withdrew from the case before the case settled and Aldar recovered money.
Law360
added Aug 17, 2014 06:49
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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. 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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[Canada] Wildrose claims Tory political interference in government document request

Alberta Justice denies there was political interference involved in a freedom of information request by the official opposition into the bids for the province’s tobacco litigation contract, but concedes proper procedures were not followed.
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Dec 5, 2013 09:09
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[Canada] Report to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta of the Investigation by Neil Wilkinson, Ethics Commissioner into allegations involving The Honourable Alison Redford, Q.C., Premier (PDF)

For the reasons stated in my Findings, I conclude Premier Redford, as Minister of Justice, did not breach section 2, did not breach section 3, did not breach section 4, nor “offend” the principles contained in the Preamble of the Conflicts of Interest Act
OFFICE OF THE ETHICS COMMISSIONER PROVINCE OF ALBERTA (ca)
added Dec 5, 2013 09:06
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[Canada] Premier Alison Redford cleared in ethics investigation

Alberta’s ethics commissioner has cleared Premier Alison Redford of any conflict in the awarding of a multi-billion dollar tobacco litigation contract.
CBC News (ca)
added Dec 5, 2013 08:57
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[Canada] Premier cleared of conflict in awarding of tobacco lawsuit to ex-husband’s firm

Premier Alison Redford has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the selection of the law firm to litigate Alberta’s $10-billion lawsuit against Big Tobacco. Ethics commissioner Neil Wilkinson ruled in his long-awaited 33-page report Wednesday that Redford’s
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Dec 4, 2013 22:49
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[Canada] Ethics commissioner clears Redford in tobacco-lawsuit conflict probe

An ethics investigation into Premier Alison Redford has found she broke no rules and acted in the public interest when she selected her ex-husband’s law firm to represent the province in a $10-billion lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added Dec 4, 2013 22:45
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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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Court won't hear Scruggs appeal

The high court on Monday decided not to hear from the architect of the multibillion dollar tobacco lawsuits of the 1990s. Scruggs was convicted of improperly influencing a Mississippi judge,
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 8, 2013 17:36
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