Florida Appellate Panel Affirms Defense Verdict In Tobacco Suit

Mealey's (October 14, 2016, 12:15 PM EDT) -- MIAMI — A Florida appellate panel on Oct.13 affirmed a defense verdict in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the trial judge did not err by including a question about Philip Morris USA Inc.’s fault on the verdict form over the plaintiff’s objections (Jose Vila v. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 3D15-1853, Fla. App. 3rd Dist.; 2016 Fla. App. LEXIS 15126).

(Opinion available.  Document #04-161019-006Z.)

Judges Richard J. Suarez, Leslie B. Rothernberg and Ivan F. Fernandez of the Third District Court of Appeal said the...
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