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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] 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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[Florida] Philip Morris USA, Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Appellants, vs. Roland Ledoux..., Appellee: An Appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County

the trial court properly denied Defendants’ request because at its core this was an “action based upon an intentional tort.”
Amazon CloudFront
added Oct 20, 2017 14:20
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[Florida] IN RE: ENGLE CASES: OPINION AND ORDER (PDF)

Wilner’s and Farah’s conduct evinced disdain for the Court, and reckless disregard for their profession’s ethical duties to the Court and to other litigants. As a result of their actions, other litigants faced increased delays as the Court had to divert i
Amazon CloudFront
added Oct 20, 2017 14:20
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[California] Injunction, Civil Penalty For Illicit Cigarette Sales On Indian Land Upheld ($$)

A California court correctly imposed a $765,000 civil penalty against a man for illegal cigarette sales at two smoke shops on Indian land because neither federal law nor tribal sovereignty preempts the state’s regulation and enforcement of its laws regard
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 19, 2017 21:33
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[Florida] Tobacco Giants Must Pay Full $35M Jury Award: Fla. Court ($$)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. remain on the hook for a $35 million verdict awarded in an Engle progeny suit to the widower of a longtime smoker, a Florida appeals court said Wednesday after finding the amount was not obviously exce
Law360
added Oct 19, 2017 21:02
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[Florida] Fla. Firms To Pay $9.1M For Engle Ethics Disaster ($$)

federal judges “reluctantly but with the conviction that it is the right thing to do” imposed $9.1 million in sanctions on The Wilner Firm and Farah & Farah following an investigation that found they filed and maintained at least 1,250 baseless Engle prog
Law360
added Oct 19, 2017 21:00
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