Judge: Tobacco Plaintiff Fails To Show Venue Transfer Is In Interest Of Justice
Mealey's (September 1, 2015, 10:45 AM EDT) -- JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida on Aug. 5 denied a tobacco plaintiff’s motion to transfer venue, ruling that the case has been tried twice in its current location and that the plaintiff did not show that the interest of justice weighs in favor of a change (William Starbuck v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, No. 09-13250, M.D. Fla.; U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111902).
(Opinion available. Document #04-150916-004Z.)
William Starbuck sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of...