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[Florida] State Engle Settlement Unlikely Despite Higher Verdict Pricetag ($$)

But experts don't predict similar large-scale settlements to follow in state courts, where there's less pressure from judges to settle and verdicts tend to crumble on appeal... Verdicts, particularly in tobacco litigation, are subject to appeals that cou
Law360
added Feb 26, 2015 14:34
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[Florida] QUOTES FROM ENGLE TRIAL JURORS ON THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY (PDF)

[item undated] The jury awarded the $145 billion in punitive damages despite attempts by the cigarette companies' lawyers and top executives to convince the jury that the tobacco companies had changed their ways and were now responsible corporate citizens
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 2, 2012 18:20
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[Florida] Tobacco Lawsuit Funding News: Ongoing Tobacco Lawsuits Now Favoring Plaintiffs, as Legal-Bay Reaffirms Their Commitment to Tobacco Plaintiffs

Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports today that tobacco lawsuits are ongoing...Legal-Bay is announcing their readiness to aid victims, and their family members, with lawsuit funding while they await their ultimate settlements.
PR Newswire
added Jun 15, 2015 08:51
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[Florida] Eleventh Circuit Rejects Use of Engle Findings by Smoker's Estate

said that, in relying on findings from the scuttled class action proceedings, the plaintiff's claims are preempted by federal law that has long regulated, but not banned, the sale of cigarettes.
Daily Report
added Apr 11, 2015 19:31
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[Florida] In Re: ENGLE CASES: 4432 INDIVIDUAL TOBACCO PLAINTIFFS versus VARIOUS TOBACCO COMPANIES (PDF)

Plaintiffs’ counsel have never explained why they couldn’t have included the dates of death or their “new” pleadings regarding equitable tolling in their original complaints, nor have they sought to justify their five-year delay in seeking to add this
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
added Sep 10, 2014 14:44
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[Florida] 588 Smoking Lawsuits Up in Smoke ($$)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit blamed faulty research by a law firm in wiping out 588 lawsuits filed by the survivors of deceased smokers. ($$)
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Sep 10, 2014 14:37
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Florida appellate court reverses smoker verdict

A Florida appellate court has reversed a $510,000 judgment against a cigarette manufacturer because a judge disallowed key defense evidence in a sick smoker case.
First Coast News - WJXX25, WTLV12 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Jun 14, 2012 12:21
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Atlanta Lawyers Persuade Florida Jury to Award $11M to Smoker [VIDEO]

won an $11 million verdict for a Florida smoker against cigarette maker Philip Morris. The Duval County, Florida, jury on July 31 came back with the plaintiff's verdict after a three-week trial, finding that plaintiff Elaine Jordan has suffered $7.8 mill
Daily Report
added Aug 8, 2015 14:06
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Pays $100M To End 400 Engle Cases ($$)

Philip Morris was joined by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. in inking the settlement, which ends claims brought by smokers and their families as part of the so-called Engle-progeny cases dating back to 1994. The deal resolves only th
Law360
added Feb 26, 2015 08:00
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[Florida] The Week Ahead for March 9 to March 13, 2015

TOBACCO LAWSUIT...A panel of the Florida First District Court of Appeals hears the case of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Lyantie Townsend at 200 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee, in courtroom 2 at 9 a.m.
The Florida Current
added Mar 10, 2015 12:12
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