Jurors Disagrees On Compensatory Damages In Engle Progeny Suit
(June 16, 2017, 12:29 PM EDT) -- GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A Florida judge on June 15 declared a mistrial in an Engle progeny suit after the jury deadlocked on compensatory damages and attorneys for Philip Morris USA Inc. argued that there cannot be a compromise verdict (Jo Freeman v. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 2015CA003930, Fla., 8th Jud. Cir., Alachua Co.). VIDEO FROM THE TRIAL IS AVAILABLE.
Jo Freeman filed suit against Philip Morris in the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court for Alachua County pursuant to the findings of Engle v. Liggett Group Inc.,...