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[Florida] Kelley/Uustal Wins $5.3M Verdict in Rare Non-Engle Tobacco Case

“She started smoking after warnings were on the packs,” said Kelley/Uustal partner Eric Rosen... “But the the conspiracy to cast doubt and controversy over whether smoking was harmful and addictive that the cigarette companies created in the 1950s was ong
Law.com
added Oct 24, 2017 13:43
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[Florida] 2 law firms sanctioned $9.1M for 'immense waste of judicial resources' in tobacco litigation

The law firms “are held to account for the immense waste of judicial resources and contempt shown for the judicial process occasioned by maintaining over a thousand non-viable claims,” the order says. “Counsel evinced a conscious disregard of their profe
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Oct 23, 2017 23:15
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[Florida] Law firms fined $9.16 million for filing frivolous tobacco complaints

improper claim submissions by Wilner.... “Over and over, plaintiffs’ counsel explained that these problems were the result of the unique logistical difficulties involved in managing so many individual lawsuits. “And over and over the District Court remi
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 23, 2017 14:09
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[Florida] Two Jacksonville lawyers ordered to forfeit $9.2 million over frivolous tobacco claims

The scathing, 148-page order issued Wednesday and signed by four district judges said Wilner and Farah filed claims in 2008 on behalf of hundreds of people who had not authorized them to do so and people who had never smoked. More than 500 of the people
Florida Times-Union
added Oct 21, 2017 23:28
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[Florida] Takeaways from Tallahassee — When lawyers break bad

“As (the judges) said in their decision, ‘frivolous litigation diverts the time and attention of [the courts] away from meritorious lawsuits,’ ” Large said in a statement. “This irresponsible behavior by plaintiffs lawyers has a cost, delaying justice f
Florida Politics
added Oct 21, 2017 21:23
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Florida Firms Slammed With $9.2M Sanctions in Tobacco Litigatio

Jacksonville firms Farah & Farah and the Wilner Firm were scolded Wednesday by four judges for filing more than 1,000 frivolous Engle-progeny smoker litigation cases, some on behalf of people who never smoked. The judges also directed the Florida Bar to
Law.com
added Oct 21, 2017 23:27
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[Florida] 2 Law Firms Ordered To Pay $9.1 Million For Frivolous Engle Progeny Suits ($$)

The four judges in the Middle District of Florida ordered that The Wilner Firm and Farah & Farah pay $9,164,404.12 and referred the matters discussed in the order to the Florida Bar...
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 20, 2017 18:29
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[Florida] DOUGLAS V. R.J. REYNOLDS AND PHILIP MORRIS LIVE Trial 10/19/17 –

In this tobacco litigation proceeding, plaintiff claims defendant tobacco companies concealed the dangers of cigarettes, leading to nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 20, 2017 14:56
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Florida appeals court denies new trial to tobacco companies

The three-judge panel of the District Court of Appeal of Florida, Third District, unanimously affirmed a lower court decision on Wednesday, rejecting a request for a new trial by Philip Morris USA, Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
Reuters
added Oct 20, 2017 14:20
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[Florida] Law firm Farah & Farah fined $9 million by federal court over tobacco litigation

$9,164,404.12 in fines Wednesday on prominent Jacksonville litigation firm, Farah & Farah, P.A. The judges' order states 1,250 frivolous tobacco claims were filed by Farah & Farah and the Wilner Firm against the Engle Trust Fund.
First Coast News - WJXX25, WTLV12 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Oct 20, 2017 14:20
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