In Engle Suits, Home Court Advantage Hinges On 11th Circ.

Law360, New York (March 27, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT) -- Following oral arguments this week, the Eleventh Circuit is set to decide whether to send more than 1,700 Engle progeny lawsuits against tobacco companies to Florida state court, potentially putting a huge slice of the litigation on turf more favorable to the plaintiffs.

Plaintiffs are asking a three-judge panel to reverse a lower court's rejection of their bid to remand to Florida state court all Engle cases involving parties from the state. The suits were created after the Florida Supreme Court decertified a class of smokers...
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