11th Circuit Grants Stay Of Tobacco Suit Appeal Pending 2 Related Rulings

Mealey's (August 7, 2015, 11:27 AM EDT) -- ATLANTA — The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 5 granted a motion by Philip Morris USA Inc. for a stay of its appeal from a federal court ruling denying its motion for a new trial of a suit that resulted in an award of more than $17 million to a smoker who alleged that her 54 years of smoking caused her to develop peripheral vascular disease (PVD) that led to the amputation of her legs (Donna Brown v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 15-13160, 11th Cir.)....

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