Florida Appellate Court Upholds $1.3 Million Judgment For Tobacco Plaintiff
(August 12, 2016, 1:31 PM EDT) -- LAKELAND, Fla. — A Florida appellate panel on Aug. 10 affirmed a $1.3 million verdict against two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit, saying the state law tort claims pursuant to the original Engle findings do not prohibit states from selling cigarettes (Philip Morris USA Inc., et al. v. James Harris Lourie, No 2D14-5403, Fla. App., 2nd Dist.).
(Opinion available. Document #04-160817-011Z.)
Judges Anthony K. Black, Samuel J. Salario Jr. and Nelly N. Khouzam of the Second District Court of Appeal found that Philip Morris...