Phillip Morris, RJR Get 2 More Engle Victories

Law360, New York (October 15, 2010, 6:37 PM EDT) -- For the fourth time in two weeks Florida juries have sided with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. in so-called Engle progeny cases, awarding no damages to two plaintiffs who claimed they were harmed by the companies' cigarettes.

Philip Morris, a subsidiary of Altria Group Inc., said Friday that juries in both Hillsborough County and Miami-Dade County had returned verdicts in its favor in separate product liability cases brought against it and R.J. Reynolds.

Earlier this month, juries in the state's Manatee and...
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