Fla. Appeals Court Revives Engle Suit Against Philip Morris

Law360, New York (April 10, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court revived an Engle progeny case against Philip Morris USA Inc. on Wednesday, after finding that the replacement of an improperly named representative plaintiff beyond the statute of limitations didn't doom the suit as time-barred.

The Florida Third District Court of Appeal found that a lower court had abused its discretion when it tossed a wrongful death suit brought by the estate of Roberta Eisen on the grounds that the original complaint named her husband as her personal representative despite a prior felony...
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