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[Florida] U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear tobacco manufacturers’ appeal

“The cigarette companies have two choices left in Florida: either spend the next century continuing to lose around 65-70 percent of its cases, or working to fairly settle them and bring some closure to those 8,000 or so victims who have been waiting more
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 8, 2013 04:03
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Supreme Court leaves intact Florida verdicts against tobacco companies

By turning away the cases, the high court left intact the rulings against R.J. Reynolds, part of Reynolds American Inc , and one against Lorillard Inc. The individual verdicts vary in size from a few thousand dollars to more than $25 million. The high c
Reuters
added Jun 9, 2014 19:08
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask High Court To Hear Engle Due Process Claims ($$)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LLC have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a $20 million judgment they say shows their due process rights are being trampled in Engle progeny cases — but only if the Florida high court rules against them i
Law360
added Sep 19, 2012 14:31
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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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[Florida] Big Tobacco’s Engle Appeal Falls Flat In High Court ($$)

Supreme Court on Monday kept thousands of suits against tobacco companies alive by refusing to take up the appeal of a Florida Supreme Court decision allowing members of the landmark Engle class action to use findings from that case in their individual su
Law360
added Oct 8, 2013 04:09
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Seek Supreme Court Cert in Engle Case

Lawyers for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Philip Morris USA Inc., and Liggett Group LLC filed their petition for a writ of certiorari on August 9. (Hat tip: Law 360.)
AmericanLawyer.com
added Aug 17, 2013 11:13
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[Florida] Brendan M. Kenny Discusses Supreme Court’s Cert Denial in Engle Tobacco Cases in Law360

Mr. Kenny explained that tobacco companies may attempt to advance the same argument in other states that they raised in their petition for certiorari: that allowing the Engle jury’s “generic” findings about cigarette smoking to apply in thousands of cases
Blackwell Burke P.A.
added Jun 23, 2014 21:11
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[Florida] Justices Reject Big Tobacco Bid To Snuff Engle Progeny Suits ($$)

The justices have never taken up a tobacco company’s appeal of any adverse ruling in the Engle progeny cases, which stem from the Florida Supreme Court’s monumental 2006 ruling that decertified a class of 700,000 smokers and their... To view the full art
Law360
added Jun 9, 2014 22:04
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Tobacco Companies Rejected by High Court on Florida Suits

The Supreme Court has repeatedly declined to intervene in the Florida tobacco litigation. The justices rejected a similar appeal in October. Lawyers for the smokers and their families urged the Supreme Court to turn away the latest appeals as well. They
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jun 10, 2014 20:46
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[Florida, North Carolina] Ruling allowing Engle evidence in future trials makes it harder for tobacco companies in smoking lawsuits

Philip Morris USA spokesman Brian May said the more than 200-page dissenting opinion “provides strong legal ground for review by the U.S. Supreme Court,” May said. “Although we disagree with the decision, it will not meaningfully change the trial struct
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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