RJ Reynolds Not On Hook For $4M Engle Case Legal Tab

Law360 (June 14, 2019, 7:23 PM EDT) -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. won't have to pay an attorney fees award of nearly $4 million after a Florida appeals court found Friday that when weighing the request from a smoker's widower, the trial court improperly included costs related to four expert witnesses who did not testify.

The three-judge Fifth District Court of Appeal panel's ruling in favor of the cigarette maker means that John Lewis fell just short of meeting the threshold to be entitled to recover his attorney fees based on the difference between the judgment he won in an Engle progeny case over his wife's death at age...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!