Tobacco Plaintiff Asks Court To Deny Motion To Stay Proceedings
(May 16, 2016, 3:34 PM EDT) -- JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A woman who won an Engle progeny verdict against Philip Morris USA Inc. asked a federal judge in Florida on May 2 to deny the tobacco company’s motion to stay her motion to reinstate her punitive damages award, saying it would be “needlessly cruel” to stay her 20-year-old case (Judith Berger v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 3:09-cv-14157, M.D. Fla.).
(Brief available. Document #04-160518-003B.)
Judith Berger says it would be improper for the court to stay the case until the 11th...