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Florida Supreme Court Denies Petition For Review Of Tobacco Suit

Mealey's (August 31, 2016, 1:31 PM EDT) -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court on Aug. 30 denied an Engle progeny plaintiff’s petition to hear a case where a $5.8 million verdict awarded to a smoker’s widow was vacated and a new trial was ordered by a lower appellate court (Kathleen Gafney, as Personal Representative of the estate of Frank Eugene Gafney v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. SC16-693, Fla. Sup.; 2016 Fla. LEXIS 1943).

(Order available. Document #04-160921-003R.)

The court said in a one page order that it would not accept jurisdiction...
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