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[Florida] Liggett Reaches $110M Deal To End Most Engle Smoker Suits ($$)

Under the terms of the deal, Liggett parent company Vector Group Ltd. will cough up a lump sum of about $61 million and pay an additional $49 million over the next 15 years. In return, more than 4,900 individual plaintiffs who were part of the erstwhile
Law360
added Oct 24, 2013 03:29
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[Florida] RD Legal Offers Post-Settlement Lawsuit Financing on R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Settlements

RD Legal can provide R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group attorneys and their clientele with post-settlement funding, which provides immediate capital on settlements that are slow to pay. Legal funding does not require any kind of payments until t
PR Newswire
added Jan 4, 2013 18:46
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[Florida] No End In Sight For Engle Suits, Even With Liggett Deal ($$)

Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. are expected to keep fighting the cases over the long haul, given their historical aversion to settlement and the far greater liability they face.
Law360
added Oct 24, 2013 03:28
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Vector Group and Liggett Group Reach Comprehensive Settlement on Engle Tobacco Litigation in Florida (NYSE:VGR)

Resolves Thousands of Lawsuits, Largest Group of Legal Cases Against Company Company Will Incur After-Tax Charge of $53 Million in Third Quarter 2013
Vector Group LTD
added Oct 24, 2013 03:27
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Liggett Group to pay $110 million in tobacco settlement

announced Wednesday that it would pay $110 million to settle thousands of Florida lawsuits accusing the tobacco company of concealing the dangers of smoking cigarettes. The out-of-court settlement will resolve nearly 4,900 of the 5,300 lawsuits pending i
Reuters
added Oct 24, 2013 03:11
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[Florida] Man takes on Big Tobacco in lawsuit

A class action lawsuit, ebbing and flowing through Florida courts since 1994, has paved the way for a local man to file suit against the tobacco companies he believes responsible for his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. ... John Rizzuto, 66, of S
Hernando (FL) Today
added Aug 14, 2013 02:08
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[Florida] Philip Morris, Liggett Lose Appeal In Engle Progeny Case

saying the trial court had not abused its discretion by limiting cross-examination of the plaintiff. In reaching its decision, the three-judge panel from the First District Court of Appeal also rejected several other arguments from the two tobacco compan
Law360
added Jul 16, 2014 15:40
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[Florida] Supreme Court Won't Hear Tobacco Cos.' Engle Challenge ($$)

Clay's attorney, John S. Mills of The Mills Firm, said Monday that the tobacco industry has tried in the individual Engle cases to "create a new false controversy of doubt by suggesting that the [Engle] jury only concluded that a few unspecified brands o
Law360
added Nov 28, 2012 16:51
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BRIEF-Vector Group says company and its subsidiary reached an agreement resolving 124 Engle Progeny tobacco litigation cases pending in Florida

* Vector Group Ltd - expects to incur an after-tax charge of about $11 million in Q4 of 2016 related to settlement agreement-sec filing * Says upon dismissal of settled cases, company and liggett will be defendants in approximately 125 state court Engle
Reuters
added Dec 9, 2016 04:46
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[Florida] Jury Awards Ex-Smoker $35 Million: Tobacco Companies Expected to Appeal

Boatright's lawyer, Scott Schlesinger, said his client fell victim to the most successful marketing campaign in history and began smoking at the age of 12 because he liked the cowboy from the Marlboro advertisements. Boatright was a full-time smoker at 1
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Nov 15, 2014 09:17
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