In a 6-1 decision, the Florida Supreme Court preserved findings from a defunct class action against tobacco companies and rejected their claims that they were denied due process by trial rules and jury instructions. The decision is the court's first significant review of its landmark 2006 ruling in Engle v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco.
Florida High Court Upholds Engle Ruling Against Tobacco Companies
The Litigation Daily
March 15, 2013
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