Fla. High Court Ditches Appeals In 2 Engle Cases

Law360, New York (February 28, 2014, 1:52 PM EST) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday reversed course and said it won't take up appeals in two Engle progeny cases it had initially accepted in cases that yielded $1.4 million in jury verdicts against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., saying the court determined it should exercise discretion and discharge jurisdiction.

The high court said in two per curiam decisions that it would dismiss the review of two Fourth District Court of Appeals rulings that upheld the two verdicts of $600,000 and $775,000 against the tobacco company in...
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