Tobacco Companies: Plaintiff’s Use Of Engle Findings Violates Due Process

(June 9, 2016, 2:23 PM EDT) -- ATLANTA — R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. say in a June 7 brief to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the product defect and negligence verdicts against them in an Engle progeny suit cannot stand because the Engle findings are “useless” for establishing defect and negligence and allowing the plaintiff to rely on those findings would violate due process (Earl E. Graham, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Faye Dale Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No....
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