Florida Court Vacates $2.5M Award In Engle Case, Cites Third-Party Settlement

Mealey's (July 17, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT) -- WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A prior settlement agreement with a third party bars strict liability and negligence claims against two tobacco companies arising from the lung cancer death of a longtime smoker, a Florida appeals court ruled July 15 (Philip Morris USA Inc., et al. v. Beatrice Skolnick, No. 4D13-4696, Fla. App., 4th Dist.).

(Opinion available. Document #04-150819-002Z.)

A panel of the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal vacated a $2,555,000 verdict entered in favor of Beatrice Skolnick by a jury in the 15th Judicial...
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