Tobacco Cos. Ask High Court To Hear Engle Due Process Claims

Law360, Chicago (September 14, 2012, 9:38 PM EDT) -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LLC have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a $20 million judgment they say shows their due process rights are being trampled in Engle progeny cases — but only after the Florida high court rules in a related pending case.

The companies filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the case on Aug. 31 but asked that the federal high court keep it on hold until the Florida Supreme Court issues a ruling in Philip Morris USA...
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