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January 11, 2008

Florida Supreme Court Deadline for Smokers' Suits is Today

In Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc., 945 So.2d 1246 (Fla. 2006), the Supreme Court of Florida overturned a $145 billion punitive damages verdict against cigarette makers, decertifying a class action, but upholding jury findings that the companies were negligent and sold defective products.  Those findings will apply in the individual cases.  The filing deadline for individual cases is today.  Plainiffs' lawyers expct that the total number of claims could reach 10,000.  [read more]


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