Florida Appellate Panel Affirms New Trial For Tobacco Companies
(September 9, 2016, 9:51 AM EDT) -- WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — An appellate panel in Florida on Sept. 7 affirmed a trial court’s decision to grant a new trial to two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit because the plaintiff’s lawyer made prejudicial statements to the jury in closing arguments (David Cohen v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 4D13-2681, Fla. App. 4th Dist.).
(Opinion available. Document #04-160921-010Z.)
Judges Cory Cilkin, Jonathan D. Gerber and Burton C. Conner of the Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed the ruling of the...