Florida Supreme Court Denies R.J. Reynolds’ Petition On Engle Class Status Issue

(September 25, 2015, 2:18 PM EDT) -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court on Sept. 24 denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RJR), which had sought review of a lower court’s decision finding that a smoker suing the company was entitled to inclusion as a member of a class pursuant to the Engle class (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Ralph Ballard, No. SC15-1025, Fla. Sup.; 2015 Fla. LEXIS 2052).

In a one-sentence ruling, the Supreme Court denied RJR’s petition, which had insisted that the plaintiffs...
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