Fla. High Court Asked To Weigh In On Engle Progeny

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court on Friday asked the Sunshine State's highest court whether applying findings from the Engle class action to its so-called progeny would violate tobacco makers' due process rights, seeking guidance for scores of wrongful-death suits over smoking.

In a ruling handed down Friday, Florida's Second District Court of Appeal affirmed a $2.5 million wrongful death verdict against Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LLC but certified the due process question to the high court, citing its great "public...
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