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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
Feb 25, 2015 Law360
added Feb 26, 2015 14:34
[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
Sep 2, 2012 Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 2, 2012 18:20
[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.
Jun 15, 2015 PR Newswire
added Jun 15, 2015 08:51
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.
Apr 8, 2015 Daily Report
added Apr 11, 2015 19:31
[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
Sep 10, 2014 US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
added Sep 10, 2014 14:44
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. ($$)
Sep 10, 2014 floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Sep 10, 2014 14:37
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.
Jun 14, 2012 First Coast News - WJXX25, WTLV12 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Jun 14, 2012 12:21
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
Aug 8, 2015 Daily Report
added Aug 8, 2015 14:06
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
Feb 25, 2015 Law360
added Feb 26, 2015 08:00
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.
Mar 9, 2015 The Florida Current
added Mar 10, 2015 12:12